CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 11, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan naming California federal appeals judge Anthony Kennedy as Supreme Court nominee reported [REAGAN - comments on Kennedy's qualifications and FBI clearance interviews.] [KENNEDY - says he welcomes the scrutiny and he has never smoked marijuana.] White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker being ridiculed noted. [REAGAN - responds to Senator Orrin Hatch's comment about Baker.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - remarks.] "Washington Post" cartoons of Attorney General Edwin Meese and President Reagan shown. Kennedy nom. said viewed favorably. [Senators Arlen SPECTER, Alan CRANSTON, Howell HEFLIN and Pete WILSON - comment.] No confirmation said expected until after first of next year
(DC: Rita Braver) Kennedy's record featured. [KENNEDY - comments.] Kennedy's career reviewed. [Harvard Law School Laurence TRIBE - discusses Kennedy's record.] Kennedy decisions graphically illustrated. [McGeorge Law School Clark KELSO - discusses Kennedy's views on homosexuality.] Kennedy's stance on abortion issue said unclear. [Stanford Univ. Jack FRIEDENTHAL - believes Kennedy would oppose abortion.] Optimism regarding Kennedy's chances of selection said abundant.