NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 08, 1971
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee questions Supreme Court nominee, Lewis F. Powell, Junior Powell says he will sell most of his $1 million stocks and disqualify self from cases involving companies in which he has interest.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Powell prepared to leave President benefit of doubt with regard to most questions. Liberals ask about wiretaps and shadowing of civilian dissenters. Powell talks of hostile groups cooperating with hostile powers; told Senator Birch Bayh up to Congress to limit agents' conduct; praised most of Warren Court decisions; civil rights moderate; criticizes 2 decisions: strict police use of confessions, witnesses testify.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Stephen Cohen