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Lefever / Human Rts. Appointment #71767

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 22, 1981
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(Studio) Continue opposition to Ernest West Lefever in Senate reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Alan Cranston, Paul Tsongas, and Christopher Dodd's statement opposing Lefever appointed shown. Details given. [Senator Rudy BOSCHWITZ - predicts Lefever defeat in committee ] [American Jewish Committee Hyman BOOKBINDER - says Lefever may be OK on human rights., but not perceived so now.] Scenes of Lefever hearings shown. Questions with regard to Ethics and Public Policy Center study favorable to the Nestle Company while Center was getting funds from Nestle noted. Charles Percy said requesting nomination be withdrawn. [Secretary State Alexander HAIG - says Lefever is still Reagan's choice.] Scenes of President Reagan leaving for California shown. Reagan said confirming to reporters his stand for Lefever. Lefever reported having police chase reporters away from his home. Scene shown.

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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