CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Clinton's traditional granting of executive pardons to 59 people reported.
(Washington: Jim Stewart) The pardoning of former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, who pled guilty to mail fraud, and Arkansas businessman Archie Shaffer, convicted during the investigation of Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, featured; details given of the negative reaction of the Justice Department to the president's decision. [ROSTENKOWSKI - expresses gratitude.] [On "60 Minutes II", CLINTON - comments on Michael Milken.]
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