CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 06, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Phil Jones) Negative Robert Bork recommendation announced. [Senator Joseph BIDEN - states the large negative response of Senator Judiciary Committee] Senators for and against Bork's nomination graphed. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - says he would vote negatively.] Political implications of Bork's defeat discussed. [Senator Charles GRASSLEY - says charges against Bork are mean.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says politics not involved but American future is.] Bork's withdrawal speculated. [Senator Minority leader Robert DOLE - says no one is ready to withdraw.] [BIDEN - says Bork will not pass the Senate vote.] Bork's nomination chances reported doomed. Ralph Neas and Barbara Jordan mentioned.
(DC: Bill Plante) Although Bork's nomination said unlikely, President Reagan's remaining optimism reported [President REAGAN - says he will not withdraw the nom.] [Bork advisor Leonard GARMENT - says this fight will be long and difficult.] Reagan's summoning of uncommitted Senators to White House discussed. [President REAGAN - says there is a lot to be done before the Senator votes.] [Senator Minority leader Robert DOLE - says Bork needs more votes.] Reagan's 1987 Congress defeats graphed. [Former White House political director Mitchell DANIELS - says to expect a lame duck presidency.] Defeat for Bork said imminent but Reagan continuance expected.
(DC: Bob Schieffer) Anti-Bork commercials discussed. Bork supporters' over-confidence cited. [Conservative lobbyist Richard VIGUERIE - says Reagan is giving in to the left too easily.] Anti-Bork lobbying activity reported; details given, scenes shown. [Planned Parenthood Faye WATTLETON - says Bork represents all for which White House stands.] Unreliability of Southern Democrats for Bork noted. [Atlanta Mayor Andrew YOUNG - says Southern blacks dislike Bork's civil rights views.] [American Conservative Union Dan CASEY - concedes defeat.] [People for the American Way Arthur KROPP - says his group treated Bork fairly.] Similar collaborations on the next Supreme Court nomination not predicted.