NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 07, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Kur) Politicians' revealing of their marijuana use following Doug. Ginsburg's withdrawal of candidate for Supreme Court due to his marijuana use reported [Senator Orrin HATCH - says White House should stand behind cands. it nomination] [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - says White House should examine background of their cands.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - attacks role of Attorney General Edwin Meese in choosing Supreme Court cands.] Ongoing debate over relevance of private lives of public officials reported [SenatorSteven SYMMS - says we can't lock people in closets so they have done nothing in their private lives.] Presidential candidate Senator Albert Gore's admission of marijuana use reported [GORE - says he has not used marijuana since entering public office] Admission of use of marijuana by president cand. Bruce Babbitt, Representative Newt Gingrich, Senator Claiborne Pell reported [HATCH - says we can't condemn everyone.] Some Congress noted feeling Ginsburg was allowed to pull out for wrong reasons.
(Des Moines, Iowa: Tom Pettit) Marijuana issue noted too hot to handle for President cands. in Iowa. [Senator Robert DOLE - says President Reagan should be mad that check was not more careful; notes impact of Ginsburg's marijuana use.] [Representative Jack KEMP - says people will make own decision.] [Senator Paul SIMON - discusses marijuana issue.] Marijuana issue said revealing generation gap in both parties.
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