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Bush / Transfer of Power / Powell #632952

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 16, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Campbell Brown) President-elect George W. Bush's selection of former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell as Secretary of State featured. [BUSH - says Powell is a tower of strength.] [POWELL - talks about the path to democracy; hopes to be an inspiration to young Americans; jokes about cows.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: John Palmer) Bush, Powell and foreign policy issues examined. [BUSH - talks about the agenda.] [POWELL - says we will defend out interests; comments on the Middle East, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, defense systems, Russia and China.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) Powell's background reviewed; photos and video shown. [Former assistant Secretary of State Richard ARMITAGE - praises Powell.] [At the Republican convention, POWELL - backs affirmative action.] [Empower American Bill BENNETT, Senator John McCAIN - back Powell.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Coverage of the transition at the White House on Meet the Press noted. Special "Days of Doubt: How the White House Was Won" announced.

Brown, Campbell;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Palmer, John;
Seigenthaler, John

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