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Tower / Appointment / Alcohol Stmt. #325747

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 27, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Deborah Potter) Defense Secretary-designate John Tower's troubled nomination examined. [Yesterday, TOWER - promises to not drink alcohol while defense secretary] [Senators Frank LAUTENBERG, Bob GRAHAM - comment on Tower's pledge.] President Bush reported urging Senators Lloyd Bentsen, Charles Robb to vote for Tower. [Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - comments on situation.] Senator Christopher Dodd reported being wooed because Tower defended his father, Thomas Dodd, when he was censured by Senator in 1967. [DODD - comments.] Senators Nancy Kassebaum and Larry Pressler noted not planning to vote for Tower. [PRESSLER - comments.] Nom. noted going to Senate floor Wednesday

Schieffer, Bob;
Potter, Deborah

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