James Baker

Baker's Appointment as Secretary-of-State

Video duration: 2:15

By 1988 James Baker is a well-known Washington insider, but when President-elect George H.W. Bush names him Secretary of State, some wonder if his power-player skills will translate to the world stage. David Gergen, former President Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and others comment on Baker’s assets and talents as he assumes the role of America’s top diplomat.