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Bork Confirmation Hearings #111333

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 16, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Contd. confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork featured; scenes shown. Today's session said focusing on Bork's firing of Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox at request of President Richard Nixon; then-Attorney General Elliot Richardson and deputy recalled resigning rather than carry out Nixon's order. [BORK - describes conversation with Richardson and deputy over his role, desire to resign, their objection.] [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - claims Bork violated law by firing Cox.] [BORK - disagrees; explains.] [Senator Alan SIMPSON -jokes about Capitol's contd. memory of Saturday Night Massacre while rest of nation has forgotten.] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - questions Bork's support for desegregation.] [BORK - defs. his civil rights record, denies opposition to women's rights.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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