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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senator Judiciary Committee said voting next Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork.
(DC: Brit Hume) President Reagan's personal lobbying for Bork featured; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - attacks Bork's critics; responds to Senator Alan Cranston's claim that Bork will be defeated.] [Chief of staff Howard BAKER - offers his own Senate vote count on Bork.] [CRANSTON - thinks Baker has lost touch with Senator] [Senator Alan SIMPSON - agrees with Baker.] Senators Cranston and Patrick Leahy noted formally declaring against Bork. [Senator Joseph BIDEN - cites law profs.' opposition to Bork.] Jimmy Carter's criticism of Bork quoted on screen.
- Hume, Brit;
- Jennings, Peter
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