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CBS Evening News for Monday, May 18, 1981
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing for nomination of Ernest Lefever as assistant secretary state four human rts. reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Lefever characterized. Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island quoted with regard to Lefever's being controversial due to Lefever's Ethics and Public Policy Committee, conservative think tank. Alan Cranston's criticism of Lefever quoted. In with regard to Charles Percy's questions about foreign aid and human rts., [LEFEVER - admits goofing. Denies administration downplays human rts.] S.I. Hayakawa quoted with regard to Lefever as do-gooder. Lefever's brother's opposition-to Lefever and Jesse Helms' belief Lefever's opposition is party pols. noted. Percy's vote for Lefever said uncertain.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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