CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Lesley Stahl) Possible implications of dispute between President Reagan and Gregory Peck over President's nomination of Robert Bork to Supreme Court for Bork's chances of confirmation examined; details given, scenes shown. TV commercial paid for by People for the American Way, narrated by Peck and attacking Bork shown. White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater's criticism of ad quoted on screen. [REAGAN - thinks Peck was miscast.] Peck's role in "To Kill a Mocking Bird" recalled; scenes shown courtesy Universal Pictures. Latest poll said indicating declining public support for Bork. [People for the American Way spokesperson Arthur KROPP - thinks White House is unable to defense Bork's true record.] [REAGAN - attacks Bork's critics.] Reagan's staff said asking pres. candidate television evangelist Pat Robertson to drum up support for Bork among his followers.
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