CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 29, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Morale at State Department in light of Felix Bloch spy case and other factors featured; details given of complaints alleging discrimination against women and minorities in State Department [State Department number 2 man Lawrence EAGLEBURGER - comments.] [Senator Paul SARBANES - says people are nominated for department positions because they made campaign contributions.] President Bush reported making high percentage of political, not career, ambassadorial appts. [EAGLEBURGER - explains the numbers.] [American Enterprise Institution William SCHNEIDER - says Bush is paying off political debts with ambassadorial appts.] Case of Melvin Sembler, approved Tuesday as ambassador to Australia, cited as example of political appointed [For. Service Ofrs. Association's Tim WILKINSON - discusses impact of political appts. on morale.] [Representative Gerry SIKORSKI - says foreign service needs a kick in the pants.]
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