NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 03, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) White House Chief of Staff John Sununu's resignation featured; scenes shown of President Bush and Sununu departing for and arriving in Florida today; Sununu's resignation letter shown and quoted. [In Mississippi, SUNUNU - comments on being a political burden.] Sununu's use of government transportation for personal travel recalled. [On "McLaughlin's One on One", SUNUNU - says Bush ad-libbed remark on credit card rates.] Sununu's deputy Andrew Card said to have led a delegation telling Sununu he had to resign. [Representative Henry HYDE - comments on loss of conservative link to White House.] Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, former Minnesota Congressman Bill Frenzel named as possible replacements for Sununu. [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says Sununu's departure won't help.] Sununu's cabinet position until March as counselor noted.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Representative Newt Gingrich. [GINGRICH - talks about Sununu's resignation, tax cuts.]