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Civil Rights Bill #320320

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Reagan's veto of civil rights bill discussed; Vice President George Bush mentioned supporting Reagan's position. Congress reported overriding veto. Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) [OPERATOR - asks caller if supports Reagan's position.] Senators shown preparing to attempt veto override. [Senator Lowell WEICKER - urges bill be passed.] Legis. reported in response to '84 Supreme Court ruling with regard to Pennsylvania's Grove City College case. College officials reported separating intramural sports according to gender; details given of Supreme Court's ruling. Congress legislature reported revoking all federal aid to insts. if any discrimination proven to exist. [REAGAN - criticizes legislature] [Senator Strom THURMOND - says bill dangerous.] Moral Majority's opinion with regard to legislature quoted on screen. [Jerry FALWELL - says bill will protect homosexuals.] [Senator George MITCHELL - describes bill.] Robert Dole quoted with regard to his support for Reagan. [Later, DOLE - says President made mistake.] Bush quoted. No. of Republicans voting to override veto given.

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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