NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 20, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Miklaszewski) President-elect George Bush reported delaying appointed of Dr. Louis Sullivan as Health and Human Services secretary due to protests with regard to Sullivan's abortion views. [SULLIVAN -refuses comment.] Sullivan noted president of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Sullivan quoted on screen from article in "The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution". [Anti-abortion activist Jack FOWLER - urges Bush to drop Sullivan from consideration.] Abortion noted important issue in campaign '88. [BUSH - comments on abortion.] [March for Life president Nellie GRAY - comments.] [Transition director Craig FULLER - praises Sullivan.]
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