CNN Evening News for Saturday, Dec 16, 2000
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(Studio: Andria Hall) Report introduced.
(Crawford, Texas: Kelly Wallace) The nomination of General Colin Powell for Secretary of State featured. [President-elect GEORGE W. BUSH - praises Powell.] [POWELL - talks about working with Congress.] [Woodrow Wilson Center Lee HAMILTON - says Bush cannot give the impression that he is delegating away power.]
(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.
(State Department: Andrea Koppel) Background information about Powell given; details given about the "Powell doctrine" on foreign policy and his political views. [In 1991, POWELL - talks about military strategy.] [At the Republican convention, POWELL - speaks about the party.] [Former NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Supreme Allied Commander General George JOULWAN - says Powell could bring balance between using force and diplomacy.] [Brookings Institution James LINDSAY - says Powell has remained silent on many issues.]
(Studio: Andria Hall) Plans for Bush to name more nominees for his cabinet including Condoleezza Rice as national security adviser and Alberto Gonzales as White House counsel.
(Studio: Brian Nelson) Interview held with "Financial Times of London" Richard Wolffe. [WOLFFE - says Powell's nomination will help Bush with foreign relations; talks about Bush's emphasis on free trade; says the Middle East will get attention but Bush will not be as engaged as President Clinton; says Bush's plan for a missile defense system will be a problem overseas.]