NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 03, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: John Dancy) Growing controversy surrounding President Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to Supreme Court noted intensified today with Senator Judiciary Committee chairperson Joseph Biden's release of report analyzing Bork's judicial record; details given, scenes shown. [August 12, 1987, REAGAN - defends Bork's interpretation of judicial restraint.] White House effort to portray Bork as moderate in mold of outgoing Justice Lewis Powell recalled. [Consumer rights activist Ralph NEAS - accuses administration of creating nominee consistent with their polling data; considers Bork a right-wing ideologue.] Biden report quoted on screen, discussed. [Harvard law professor Laurence TRIBE - considers Bork a radical activist.] [Pol. consultant Bill RODGERS - explains purpose of newspaper advertising campaign in support of Bork.]
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