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Bork Confirmation Hearings #105827

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 01, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Possibility that President Reagan's nominee to Supreme Court, Robert Bork, will be defeated said indicating by continued defections of conservative Senators; details given, scenes shown. [Senators David PRYOR, Terry SANFORD, J. Bennett JOHNSTON - explain their opposition to Bork.] Emergency meeting of chief of staff Howard Baker, Attorney General Edwin Meese and GOP Senate leaders reported due to defection of Senator Arlen Specter from pro-Bork camp. [SPECTER - explains decision.] [BAKER - acknowledges Specter move is significant.]

(DC: Sam Donaldson) [REAGAN - remains optimistic; denies accurate Senate vote count.] Latest Senator count outlined on screen. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - describes President's lobbying of him.] [REAGAN - considers Bork's opponents disgraceful.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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