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Bush / Transition / Powell #632938

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: David Gregory) The expectation that retired General Colin Powell will be nominated to be President-elect George W. Bush's Secretary of State reported. [BUSH - says he will make announcements on Saturday; says Senator John Breaux turned down a cabinet position offer.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The challenges Powell will face as Secretary of State examined; details given of his conflicts with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. [July 31, January 1991, POWELL - speaks out.] [Senator John McCAIN - says he supports Powell's nomination.] [Former State Department spokesman James RUBIN - talks about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein remaining in power.] [Former Pentagon official Richard ARMITAGE - says force is not the first option.] [Foreign Relations Committee Senator Joseph BIDEN - says he does not support the "Powell doctrine."]

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Mitchell, Andrea

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