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Civil Rights Bill / Job Discrimination / Race and Politics #135586

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 05, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Cokie Roberts) The Democrats' civil rights bill on job discrimination featured; scenes shown from House debate. [Representatives Richard GEPHARDT, Henry HYDE, Charles STENHOLM, Newt GINGRICH, Thomas FOLEY - offer differing opinions on the bill.] Need for compromise because Democrats do not have enough votes to override President Bush's promised veto noted. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Wooten) "Quotas" as a political issue examined; scenes shown from television ad in last year's North Carolina Senate race won by Jesse Helms. [GEPHARDT, DEMOCRAT - comment.] television ad from campaign '88 that raised the Willie Horton issue against Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Roberts, Cokie;
Wooten, Jim

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