NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 25, 1989
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(Beijing, China, PR: John Cochran) President Bush's concern over fate of Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower, whose nomination to Defense Department post is being held up, reported; scenes shown of Bush in China (PR) and Japan. [BUSH - says Tower nomination will be decided on Senate floor; emphasizes his commitment to Tower; says he won't fight with Senator Sam Nunn over issue.] Federal Reserve Bd. reported incr. its discount rate. [BUSH - discusses link of interest rates and his budget.] USSR 's Mikhail Gorbachev reported planning to visit Asia this spring to promote Sino-Soviet relations [BUSH - discusses Sino-Soviet relations] Bush's fascination with changes in China since his diplomacy days here noted.
(Beijing, China, PR: Tom Brokaw) Chinese presentation of bicycles to Bush and Barbara Bush noted.