× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Supreme Court / Ginsburg Nom. / Marijuana / Campaign '88 #313747

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Nov 07, 1987
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Politicians' revealing of their marijuana use following Doug. Ginsburg's withdrawal of candidate for Supreme Court due to his marijuana use reported Senator Albert Gore's admission of marijuana use by both he and his wife reported [GORE - says he has tried marijuana.] Admission of use of marijuana by presidential candidate Bruce Babbitt noted. [Representative Newt GINGRICH - says he used marijuana once.] [Senator Claiborne PELL - says he smoked marijuana once.] Denials from several president cands. noted. [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - says he gets high fighting for jobs and justice.] Governor Michael Dukakis, Representative Richard Gephardt and Representative Jack Kemp noted denying ever using marijuana.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Presidential campaign in Iowa featured. People in Iowa noted likening activities in Washington, DC to Marx Brothers comedy. Casey Stengel quotation applied to comedy of errors during Supreme Court nomination and its implications for status of presidency of Ronald Reagan discussed. Credibility of Meese within admin. because of his role in Supreme Court noms. discussed. Character issue noted raised again in campaign '88. Incidents affecting Gary Hart and Senator Joseph Biden recalled. Republicans noted now hoping White House pragmatists, led by White House chief of staff Howard Baker, may prevail over right-wing aides led by Edwin Meese.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Schlesinger, Richard
Duration:
00:04:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.