CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Lem Tucker) Supreme Court ruling in Paul Johnson's affirmative action suit brought following loss of promotion to Diane Joyce examined; details given, scenes shown. [Johnson attorney Matt BISCAN - claims affirmative action perpetuates discrimination.] Opinion of Justice William Brennan outlined on screen and dissenting position of Justices William Rehnquist, Byron White and Antonin Scalia noted. Outcome of other affirmative action challenges before Supreme Court reviewed. [Prof. Laurence TRIBE - cites implications of court's decision.] [JOYCE - praises ruling.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)
(NYC: Richard Roth) Implications for working women of today's Court decision examined; details given, scenes shown. Impact of government crackdown on scholastic sex discrimination cited; related statistics outlined on screen. [NOW president Eleanor SMEAL - cites women's gains.] Extent of contd. sex discrimination in business community considered; "Washington Post"'s Katherine Graham said admitting she won job because family owns the company [Catalyst research Company vice president Arlene JOHNSON -cites change in business world's attitude.]