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Supreme Court / Thomas Confirmation Hearings #340170

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 10, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather)

(Washington: Bob Schieffer) Judge Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings featured; scenes shown. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - mentions Thomas' neglect of the underprivileged.] [THOMAS - recalls his experience with racism, declines commenting on Roe versus Wade decision.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Differing views on Thomas featured; opponent and supporter views outlined on screen. Scenes shown from July 1 press conference with Thomas and President Bush. [On July 1, BUSH - comments.] Black community's opposition to Thomas and Thomas' views on government entitlement programs mentioned. Scenes shown from right to life demonstrations in Wichita, Kansas; Thomas' views on abortion and affirmative action outlined on screen.

(Studio: Dan Rather; Washington: Rita Braver) Discussion held about how Thomas presented himself in confirmation hearing, upcoming key issues, and likelihood of Thomas' confirmation.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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