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Confirmation Hearings #248408

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 12, 1977
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(Studio) Griffin Bell conts. testimony to Senator Judiciary Committee; opponents to Bell's appointed to Attorney General post also testify.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Clarence Mitchell criticizes Bell's part in formation of 20-yr.-old Georgia laws with regard to school desegregation. [MITCHELL - says Bell helped make decisions resisting Supreme Court rulings with regard to desegregation.] Bell says in his testimony he'll replace FBI Director Clarence Kelley. [BELL - says transition won't be long in coming.] Bell's positions on other issues noted.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) West Michael Blumenthal also has Senator hearings.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Blumenthal reports plans for disposal of stock and provisions for money from Bendix Corp.; then looks to future. [BLUMENTHAL - says inflation and unemployment are major problems. Says wage and price controls are nightmare. Says Bendix didn't use bribery to get overseas business and it didn't hurt company Also comments on American companies participation in Arab boycott of Israel.]
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary-designate Joseph Califano due to begin hearings Thursday; 1 Senator says he'll be questioned with regard to abortion.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
McLaughlin, Marya

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