CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 01, 1991
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Kennebunkport: Susan Spencer) Announcement by President Bush of nomination of Clarence Thomas as successor to retiring Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall featured; scenes shown. [BUSH - speaks about Thomas and the issue of race.] [THOMAS - thanks his relatives; talks about his selection.] [Harvard Law School professor Derrick BELL, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) executive director Benjamin HOOKS - comment on the selection.] Report introduced.
(Supreme Court: Rita Braver) Thomas' tenure on the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and his conservative philosophy reviewed. [Senators Orrin HATCH, Paul SIMON - comment on the Thomas nomination.] [Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Ralph NEAS - comments.] Thomas and the controversial abortion issue raised. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - says we need specific answers from Thomas.] Thomas' position on abortion discussed.
(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Kennebunkport: Susan Spencer; Supreme Court: Rita Braver) The likelihood of a confirmation battle and Thomas' own background discussed.
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