NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 06, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Carl Stern) Negative outcome of Robert Bork's confirmation predicted. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - says an extremist has no place on the Supreme Court and will vote against Bork.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - sets motions.] The Senate vote reported; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Strom THURMOND - says Bork's record has been distorted by the media.] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - says President Reagan should never have chosen Bork.] [People for the American Way John BUCHANAN - says the American people won when Bork lost.] [Justice Department John BOLTON - says administration remains hopeful nomination will pass on the Senate floor.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [Senator Robert DOLE - says will talk to undecided Senators and make a recommendation to Reagan; says he told Reagan prospects are grim; thinks Bork will go on with fight.]
(DC: Chris Wallace) White House belief that Bork would not be recommended cited. [REAGAN - says he will not withdraw Bork's nomination] Reagan's Congress defeats graphed. Congress Democrat strength noted. [Pol. analyst Stephen HESS - says Reagan is a lame duck.] [Former Democratic party chairperson Robert STRAUSS - says Reagan's power is weakening.] White House inability to control situation noted.
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