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Meese Confirmation / Farm Filibuster #301989

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Status of filibuster by farm state Senators, blocking confirmation of Edwin Meese as attorney general, in bid to win new administration farm policy, examined. [Senator Charles GRASSLEY - accuses Democrats of partisan pols.] [Agriculture Secretary John BLOCK - reads letter on behalf of President] Admin. `s compromise farm policy outlined on screen, discussed. [Senator J. James EXON - denies compromise is panacea.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Pierre, South Dakota) Farm crisis as illustrated by South Dakota examined; films shown. [State senate George SHANARD - laments current situation.] Significance of org. protests by South Dakota farmers and state legislators explained. [State assemblyman George MORTIMER - notes historical demonstration by state legislature] [State assemblyman Walter Dale MILLER - hopes to effect change.] [Farmer Harold YOUTHY - fears losing farm without government aid.] [Econ. Ken FARRELL - explains need for long-term approach.] [State senate Don PETERSON - explains purpose of legislature's demonstration in DC.]
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira

Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob;
Vieira, Meredith

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