× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Haynsworth / Senate Debate #201175

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Senator Robert Griffin predicts defeat of Judge Clement Haynsworth. CBS count sees 39-39, with 6 leaning against and 16 undecided.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senators Edward Brooke and Lee Metcalf only 2 who speak against Judge. Metcalf says Judge behind times on Civil Rights and Labor Law. Pro-spkrs. were Senators Robert Byrd, William Spong, Howard Baker, Edward Gurney, Clifford Hansen, and Roman Hruska. Senator Winston Prouty for Judge because opposition more emotional than reason. Byrd calls it uphill fight, and Senator Birch Bayh calls it toss-up. Unknowns include: Senators John Sherman Cooper, J. William Fulbright, John Williams, and Hugh Scott.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.