ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 17, 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. Importance of hearings for uncommitted Senators Dennis DeConcini and others noted. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - accuses Bork of favoring Richard Nixon in firing Archibald Cox, of prejudice toward any President against Congress] [BORK - responds.] Senator Strom Thurmond's questioning on Bork's perception of sex discrimination noted. [BORK - explains his stance.] [DeCONCINI - comments.] Exchange of Senators Patrick Leahy and Gordon Humphrey over Bork's lack of charity legal work described. [LEAHY - questions Bork's income one year] [BORK - responds.] [HUMPHREY - notes relationship between Bork's consulting income at that time and first wife's medical expenses prior to her death.]
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