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Person of The Week (Warren Burger) #111384

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 18, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger profiled; scenes shown. [BURGER - explains goal of Constitution bicentennial celebrations, document's importance to world.] [At retirement, BURGER - would like to return to law practice.] His career under Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, include succeeding Chief Justice Earl Warren, reviewed. [Prof. Herman SCHWARTZ - thinks conservative soc. agenda failed.] Abortion, sex discrimination, busing for school integration and affirmative action rulings under Burger recalled. [Profs. Alan DERSHOWITZ, Sherman COHEN - disagree on Burger's lasting impact.] Burger's attack on cameraman shown. [At retirement, BURGER - doesn't believe media has monopoly on freedom of press.]

Jennings, Peter

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