CBS Evening News for Monday, May 09, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.
(DC: Bill Plante) Ex-White House chief of staff Don. Regan's book re: Reagans and astrology featured. Regan's book noted selling out within hrs. of arrival in bookstores. Nancy Reagan's press secretary and White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen. Book's premise quoted on screen. [REAGAN - says never determined schedule from astrological consultations.] White House aides noted later asserting Reagan misunderstood question. ["Chicago Sun-Times" columnist Carl ROWAN - comments on Reagan's anger with regard to Regan's attack on Nancy.] [Treasury Secretary Jas BAKER - condemns book.] [Brookings Institution Stephen HESS - comments on book's impact upon Reagan.] White House staff quoted.
(San Francisco, California: John Blackstone) [Reagan's astrologer Joan QUIGLEY - says doesn't give advice to president] Quigley's methods described. [QUIGLEY - says chose time to announce candidate for reelec.] [Astrologer Jayl JACOBS - comments on work.] Americans' fascination with horoscopes noted. ["Los Angeles Times" spokesperson Lou SCHWARTZ - comments on astrology's popularity.] [Astrologer Sydney OMARR - praises Reagan.] Fundamentalist Christians noted concerned with regard to Reagans' use ofastrology. [Baptist preacher Ruffin SNOW - says astrology's sinful.] [Astronomer Andrew FRAKNOI - describes situation.] Exs. of Reagans' superstitions given. Theodore Roosevelt and Charles De Gaulle noted superstitious; Winston Churchill mentioned. Quigley quoted.