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Clinton / Baird Nomination / Attorney General #144044

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Withdrawal of the nomination of Zoe Baird for attorney general featured. [President CLINTON, Clinton communications director George STEPHANOPOULOS - comment on the Baird's background.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Representative Thomas Foley on the decision noted.

(At the Justice Department: Tim O'Brien) Possible choices to replace Baird as attorney general examined. [STEPHANOPOULOS, National Women's Political Caucus Harriett WOODS, NOW president Patricia IRELAND - comment on whether the next choice should be a woman.] Names raised of previously mentioned possibilities Patricia Wald, Amalya Kearse and Brooksley Born and former judge Shirley Hufstedler, black Yale professor Drew Days.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from the Aetna insurance company on the return of Baird to the firm and the immigration status of the Peruvian couple that worked for Baird reported.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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