NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 05, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Senator confirmation hearings for Secretary of Defense-designate John Tower reported put on hold pending FBI investigation of chgs. about his personal conduct. Report introduced.
(DC: Jamie Gangel) President Bush's administration's concern over confirmation of Tower to head Defense Department reported; scenes shown. [At dinner last night, TOWER - quotes former Congress Carl Hayden about not being accountable for what you don't say.] Senator Alan Simpson's reservations about Tower detailed. [On "Meet the Press", SIMPSON - says people don't understand about "heavy bucks" made by Tower as defense consultant.] Defense community publisher "Defense News"' editorial calling for Tower to step aside detailed.