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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Reagan's biting rhetoric regarding Senator obstinacies to Bork nomination noted. [REAGAN - says if he had it to do over again he would nom. someone the Senator would object to even more.] Scenes from Republican New Jersey rally shown. [REAGAN - when audience member shouted she wanted Bork says he did too; also says the confirmation process for Supreme Court needs to be protected.] [REAGAN - says he and Bork have no illusions about the confirmation's outcome but the principle of fairness in process at risk.] [Senator J. Bennett JOHNSTON - says Reagan is playing political games by continuing debate over Bork nomination] Conservatives' criticism of Reagan's lack of assertiveness for Bork nomination mentioned.
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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