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CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1981
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(Studio) Senator reported approving resumption of biological weapons product; details given. Richard Nixon quoted at time he ended the program.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's call for chemical weapons and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's support for same noted; Senator debate over issue examined. Positions of Senators John Tower, David Pryor, Mark Hatfield quoted. Final approval said expected next month
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Don Juhlin

(DC) Senator passage of abortion legislature examined; arguments of Senators Mark Hatfield, Jesse Helms, Lowell Weicker outlined.
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

(DC) Controversial nomination of Ernest Lefever as assistant secretary state for human rights said in trouble in Senate; situation examined. [Senator Chas. PERCY - declines comment on allegation that he has asked White House to withdraw Lefever's name.] Apparent status of situation discussed; Lefever's alleged support of Nestle Company contract during time that his research organization was recing. money from Nestle cited.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard;
Thornton, Lee

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