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Supreme Court / Thomas Nomination / Conservative Ad #137208

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) television ad by backers of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas that criticizes three liberals, Senators Edward Kennedy, Joseph Biden and Alan Cranston, examined; ad scenes shown. [President BUSH - calls ad counterproductive.] [Conservative Victory Committee L. Brent BOZELL - defends the campaign.] Willie Horton racial ads shown from the '88 campaign against Michael Dukakis.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from rejected Supreme Court candidate Robert Bork about the politicization of the nomination process recalled.

(New York: Jeff Greenfield) Reactions to the ad examined. [BOZELL - recalls Bork.] [Senator John DANFORTH - talks about the Supreme Court nomination.] [Bush's media adviser Roger AILES - calls ad heavy- handed.]

Greenfield, Jeff;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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