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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 11, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Statement from the Congressional Black Caucus that it will oppose Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas noted.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Disclosure that Thomas once smoked marijuana examined; scenes shown of Thomas with senators. [THOMAS - comments.] [Senator Charles GRASSLEY - comments.] Uproar in 1987 when President Ronald Reagan's nominee Douglas Ginsburg withdrew following news that he smoked marijuana as a law school professor recalled. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - comments.] Baby boomers' use of marijuana noted; government survey on marijuana use outlined on screen. [During last presidential campaign, Senator Albert GORE - says he used marijuana.] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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