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Gays in the Military / Congress and Clinton #347109

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 27, 1993
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer) Pressure on Congress to oppose President Clinton's plan to lift the ban on gays in the military featured; scenes shown from Capitol Hill. [Senate staffer Steve PATTERSON - comments on the calls.] [Retired Officers Association chairman retired Admiral George KINNEAR, Senator Strom THURMOND - back the situation as it now stands.] [Representative Ron DELLUMS, Senator Sam NUNN, Representative Butler DERRICK - offer views on the issue.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Susan Spencer) The White House plan on gays in the military examined; details given. [CLINTON - says we are here to discuss the economy.] [Clinton communications director George STEPHANOPOULOS - says Clinton opposes discrimination based on status.] Concern that the gay issue is drowning out the economy as the key issue noted. [On the streets, two PEOPLE - comment.] [Political analyst Doug BAILEY - calls it a distraction.]

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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