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(Studio) Betty Ford pressures Ford to name woman to Supreme Court
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) American Bar Association begins checking out list given by administration of possible successors for Douglas. Possibles on list: Attorney General Edward Levi; Senator Robert Griffin; ex-Secretary of State William Rogers, and US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Carla Hills. [Betty FORD - says "what else?" when asked if she suggested woman for post. He (Ford) smiled. Would be fine example of equal rights and opportunity.] Douglas visited Supreme Court today and speaks to reporter on arriving home.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
(DC) [DOUGLAS - doubts if precedents set by Warren court are in jeopardy. No reason why woman wouldn't feel comfortable on court]
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw
(DC) Douglas will take on duties in lower court if needed.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Graham, Fred;
- Shaw, Bernard
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