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NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush reported vetoing civil rights bill; details given of recent Supreme Court decision which put burden of proving discrimination on minorities; reasons for veto outlined; political cost for Bush noted. [US Chamber of Commerce Fred KREBS - comments.] [Representative John LEWIS, Women's Legal Defense Fund Claudia WITHERS, Senator Edward KENNEDY - criticize Bush.] White House version of jobs protection bill mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Civil rights movement featured; historical scenes shown of Lyndon Johnson signing Civil Rights Act in 1964. [In March 1965, JOHNSON - addresses Congress.] With conservative Ronald Reagan and Bush appointees, Supreme Court said restricting use of laws.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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