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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 14, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Miklaszewski) Chief of staff Howard Baker reported resigning due to wife Joy Baker's failing health. [President REAGAN - praises Baker.] Baker's resignation letter quoted on screen. [REAGAN - says Baker is not leaving because of dispute.] Baker's replacement noted deputy Ken. Duberstein. [REAGAN - comments on Baker's departure.] [Ex-White House aide David GERGEN - comments onBaker's resignation.] Baker noted taking office during Iran/Contra scandal; details given, scenes shown. [Senators Dan. MOYNIHAN and Robert BYRD - praise Baker.] [Pol. consultant William SCHNEIDER - comments on Baker's role in admin.] Baker's future plans discussed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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