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Affirmative Action / Gramm / Supreme Court / Politics #159410

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 16, 1995
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Statement from Republican '96 presidential candidate Senator Phil Gramm against affirmative action reported. [On CBS, GRAMM - expresses his feelings about the policy.]

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) The role of the Supreme Court in shaping affirmative action policy examined; details recalled of the court rulings in the Allan Bakke, Cleveland, Ohio, firefighters and Richmond, Virginia, cases. [Plaintiff Tom STEPIC - comments.] Upcoming bellwether case involving contracts for building a guardrail in Colorado outlined. [Adarand Contractors Randy PECH - opposes contracts based on race.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Julie Johnson) The politics of the affirmative action debate examined; statistics on women and minorities in the workforce outlined on screen. [Price Water house accounting firm partner Ann HOPKINS, Allstate Insurance senior vice president Ron McNEIL - talk about diversity.] [President CLINTON - mentions the "angry white males."] [Claremont-McKenna College professor Frederick LYNCH, George Mason University professor Roger WILKINS - comment on the position of white males and on affirmative action.]

Johnson, Julie;
O'Brien, Tim;
Simpson, Carole

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