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Senate / Ashcroft Confirmation Hearings #636784

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 2001
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(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) The confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft featured; scenes shown of protestors in Washington, DC and from the hearings. [Zionist Organization of America Mort KLEIN - says Ashcroft is not prejudiced.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - says accusations of racism are not the issue.] [Senator Charles SCHUMER - asks how Ashcroft could "turn off" his beliefs.] [ASHCROFT - says he will uphold the law; defends his beliefs.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - criticizes Ashcroft.]

(Washington: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Ashcroft's record through his years of public service in Missouri examined; details given of his positions on the law, including civil rights issues. [Former state prosecutor Harvey TETTLEBAUM - says Ashcroft followed laws with which he disagreed.] ["Saint Louis Post-Dispatch" Jo MANNES - says Ashcroft opposed gambling.] [In 1982, ASHCROFT - defends a Missouri law.] [National Council of Jewish Women Sammie MOSHENBERG - criticizes Ashcroft's right-to-life record.]

(Washington: Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert) The Ashcroft hearings discussed; NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll results concerning public support for Ashcroft given.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa;
Russert, Tim;
Williams, Pete

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