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King Day #105434

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 18, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Phoenix, Arizona: Tom Schell) State's preparations to observe Martin Luther King, Junior Day tomorrow noted occurring as Forsyth Cnty. whites attack black marchers there; details given, scenes shown. [Coretta Scott KING - calls for readiness to action in Forsyth Cnty. if necessary.] Holiday's status nationwide indicated on map, discussed. Controversy over Arizona Governor-elect Evan Mecham's rescinding holiday approved by outgoing Governor Bruce Babbitt considered. [Reverend Warren STEWART - accuses Mecham of racism.] [MECHAM - denies label.] Mecham's statement on issue since taking office reviewed. [MECHAM - explains opposing King holiday.] [BABBITT - disagrees.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Schell, Tom

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