NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 28, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush reported maintaining his support of Defense Secretary- designate John Tower's nomination Report introduced.
(DC: John Cochran) Bush reported holding private mtgs. with Senators; details given, scenes shown. [BUSH - defends Tower.] [Senators Dennis DeCONCINI, Larry PRESSLER, Vice President Dan QUAYLE - comment on situation.] "Wall Street Journal" article quoted with regard to Senator Sam Nunn's alcohol-related automobile accident in 1964. [NUNN - says that was years ago.] [Senator Ernest HOLLINGS - quotes FBI report] [Senator Bob GRAHAM - comments on allegations with regard to Tower's indiscreet behavior.] Public opinion noted running against Tower.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw, DC: Andrea Mitchell) Republican Senators reported threatening to block start of tomorrow's debate, thus giving Bush more time to persuade Senators to vote for Tower. Senator George Mitchell quoted. Senator Armed Services Committee's draft report with regard to Tower discussed.