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Person of The Week (Ralph Neas) #106319

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Civil rights leader Ralph Neas profiled. [NEAS - foresaw Robert Bork's nomination to Supreme Court after retirement of justice Lewis Powell.] Neas's lobbying role with Ldrship. Conf. on Civil Rights to fight Bork nomination detailed. [NEAS - notes threat to civil rights achievements.] [Liberal lobbyist Frank MANKIEWICZ, Senator Edward KENNEDY - praise Neas.] Bork TV ad quoted. [July 1, KENNEDY - challenges Bork.] [Columnist Meg GREENFIELD - notes Bork was caricatured.] [Conservative lobbyist Maiselle Dolan SHORTLEY - accuses Neas of distortion.] [NEAS - disagrees.] Neas's career include bout with Guillain-Barre syndrome outlined; photos shown. [NEAS - says illness helped him understand handicapped, describes Bork nom.'s impact on civil rights issues, reasons for Bork's defeat.] Politicizing of Supreme Court nomination process and upcoming Senate vote detailed.

Jennings, Peter

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