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Bush / China Visit / Tower Appointment #325720

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 25, 1989
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(Beijing, China, PR: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Beijing, China, PR: Lesley Stahl) Effort by President Bush to save Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower's nomination to Defense Department post while performing his diplomacy role in China reported; scenes shown of Bush and Chinese Premier Li Peng exchanging gifts, with Bush receiving bicycle and giving cowboys boots to Li. [At banquet, BUSH - talks about peace and international stability.] [BUSH - says he will talk to people involved about Tower's confirmation; talks about effect of political battle at home on his China visit.] Bush's plan to meet with Senators on Tuesday and then reassess Tower's nomination noted.

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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