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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President-elect George W. Bush's appointment of outgoing Missouri Senator John Ashcroft for Attorney General reported.
(Austin: Mike von Fremd) The controversy over the Ashcroft nomination examined; details given of Ashcroft's record, which troubles Democrats. [BUSH - promotes Ashcroft; says Ashcroft had reasons for voting against the nomination of black judge Ronnie White.] [Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Wade HENDERSON, NARAL legal director Elizabeth CAVENDISH - question the Ashcroft nomination.] [ASHCROFT - promises to enforce the laws and serve the public.]
- Jennings, Peter;
- von Fremd, Mike
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