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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reality Check story introduced.
(White House: Susan Spencer) The background of White House Chief of Staff James Baker, whom President Bush now says will lead a second-term economic team, analyzed. [On August 13, BAKER - says he will resign as Secretary of State.] [In Sunday's debate, BUSH - says Baker will take over domestic affairs.] Democratic criticism of Baker's role as President Ronald Reagan's Treasury Secretary during the savings and loan debacle noted. [Representative Charles SCHUMER - says Baker let the S&L problem fester.] [Political analyst Doug BAILEY - says the people expect Bush to do that job.] [Reagan campaign manager John SEARS - comments.]
- Rather, Dan;
- Spencer, Susan
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