CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 05, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Mark Phillips) Debate over how much of politicians' private lives should be revealed featured; scenes shown of '92 presidential candidates. ["Feeding Frenzy" author Larry SABATO - talks about the price of power, legitimization of tabloid stories.] Sexual allegations against Governor Bill Clinton, Senator Brock Adams, Judge Clarence Thomas, and William Kennedy Smith recalled; representative scenes shown. ["Seattle Times" executive editor Michael FANCHER, "Philadelphia Inquirer" Bill MARIMOV - talk about journalistic ethics.] Historical footage shown of entertainer Marilyn Monroe singing "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy, with whom she allegedly had an affair. Portraits shown of former presidents Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and Grover Cleveland. [Brookings Institution Stephen HESS - recalls sexual accusations against them; recites jingle about Cleveland's alleged illegitimate child.] [Democratic political consultant Mark SIEGEL - comments.]
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