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Bork Confirmation Hearings #313095

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 02, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Growing opposition to President Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to Supreme Court and potential impact on confirmation process examined; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Albert GORE - describes Bork's personal lobbying of him.] Senator David Boren's support for Bork quoted on screen. [Senators Lloyd BENTSEN, John ROCKEFELLER IV - explain their opposition to Bork.] [BORK - declines comment.]

(DC: Bill Plante) [REAGAN - attacks Bork's critics; claims undecided Senators can still sway vote.] [Senators Dennis DeCONCINI, James EXON - describe their meeting with President today.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - is pessimistic over Bork's chances.] [Conservative fundraiser Richard VIGUERIE - blames Reagan and chief of staff Howard Baker for problem.] [BAKER - thinks Bork will be confirmed; denies President is considering other nominees.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bruce Morton) Pols. underlying Bork controversy, especially roles of South Senators and black voters, examined; Senators Terry Sanford and Richard Shelby cited as exs. [Walter MONDALE - doesn't think South wants to repeat hostility of civil rights era.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bruce Morton) Other non-southern factors considered.

Jones, Phil;
Morton, Bruce;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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