ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Linda Douglass) The battle over the nomination of Bill Lann Lee to be assistant Attorney General for civil rights because of his support for controversial affirmative action featured; details given of the link between Lee, affirmative action and President Clinton. [Senator Edward KENNEDY, Orrin HATCH, Joseph BIDEN - offer differing opinions on Lee.] The pressure from conservative groups to defeat Lee noted; letter to the Senate from Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich quoted. [Asian Pacific American Consortium Karen NARASAKI - talks about going after an Asian-American.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - recalls prejudice against his Irish-American father.]
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