NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 14, 1971
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(Studio) Report on 6 possibilities given. Friday once argued for Little Rock, Arkansas, school board before Supreme Court; edict given. Lillie is California Court of Appeals Judge; edict given. Sylvia Bacon has been Washington, DC judge for 7 mos.; worked in Justice Department; education and work related. Charles Clark apptd. by Nixon to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; defended Mississippi on federal contempt charges in James Meredith's case; edict given. Paul H. Roney apptd. to 5th Circuit Court by Nixon; edict given. Senator Robert C. Byrd, once Ku Klux Klan organizer, neither Judge nor attorney; edict cited. Only Byrd and Friday listed in 1970-71 "Who's Who." United Press International reports Senator Edward Brooke approached, but he said no.
REPORTER: John Chancellor