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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush reported continue to support nomination of Defense Secretary- designate John Tower. Report introduced.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) Bush reported inviting Tower to attend cabinet meeting [BUSH - praises Tower.] Bush reported lobbying Democrat Senators; Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady and Vice President Dan Quayle noted also attempting to persuade Senators to vote for Tower. [QUAYLE - comments on situation.] Tower's vow to abstain from alcohol reported ineffectual in winning votes.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Schieffer) Senator haggling with regard to Tower nomination featured. [Senators Robert DOLE, Alan SIMPSON - defend Tower.] Senator Armed Services Committee's major concerns with regard to Tower listed on screen. [Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - says he won't vote for Tower.] Republican Senator quoted with regard to public drunkenness.
- Rather, Dan;
- Schieffer, Bob;
- Stahl, Lesley
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