NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 23, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Senator Armed Services Committee reported expected to reject nomination of Defense Secretary-designate John Tower. [Senators Robert DOLE, Ted STEVENS - defend Tower.] Committee reported perusing latest FBI report with regard to Tower's personal behavior. [Senator Pete WILSON - comments on situation.] [Senator Robert BYRD - says he recommends that nomination be sent to Senate floor without committee approval.] Senator Carl Levin quoted on screen with regard to Tower; Senators James Exon, Richard Shelby, Alan Dixon, Edward Kennedy, Al Gore, John Glenn and Sam Nunn noted expected to reject Tower's nomination
(Studio: Tom Brokaw, Tokyo, Japan: John Cochran) White House aide quoted with regard to Tower situation. Impact of Senator rejection of Tower upon President Bush discussed. Bush noted attempting to make bipartisan relations a hallmark of his administration