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Lefever / Human Rts. #277108

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 16, 1981
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(Studio) Ernest Lefever characterized. Confirmation hearings anticipated.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Lefever speech at conservative academic conference featured. [LEFEVER - notes tragedy of denying aid to 1 government with imperfect humans. record, thereby paving way for more brutal regime.] Confirmation said in doubt, despite admin's. lobbying and Lefever charge that opposition is communist inspired. Carter administration recalled. Lefever connection with Ethics and Public Policy Center noted; called conservative Washington, DC research organization, critical of Jimmy Carter policy. Views outlined. Opponents' views reported [National Council of Churches M. William HOWARD - argues against Lefever.] Lefever refusal of interview noted. [UN Human Rts. Commission Delegate Michael NOVAK - thinks Lefever's quiet-diplomacy principle sound.] Charles Percy said torn over nomination of Lefever. [Massachusetts Senator Paul TSONGAS - says administration puts friends on spot with Lefever nomination] Admin. said backing Lefever.

Schieffer, Bob

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