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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Vice President George Bush reported appointed New Hampshire Governor John Sununu as White House chief of staff. Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) [BUSH - praises Sununu.] Bush noted also nominating campaign manager Lee Atwater to lead Republican party Bush's rejection of aide Craig Fuller for chief of staff noted. [BUSH, SUNUNU - comment.] Sununu recalled only governor refusing to repudiate United Nations resolution with regard to Zionism and racism. [American Jewish Committee spokesperson Hyman BOOKBINDER - comments.] [SUNUNU - reassures Jewish community.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Atwater and Sununu noted known for their toughness. Bush reported meeting with ex-Senator John Tower with regard to Defense Secretary position; Alcoa chairperson Paul O'Neill mentioned also being considered.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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