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Supreme Court / Affirmative Action #108212

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 25, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Significance for women of Supreme Court's ruling in affirmative action suit brought by Paul Johnson examined; details given, scenes shown. [JOHNSON - recalls his reaction to promotion of Diane Joyce over him.] Opinion of Justice William Brennan quoted on screen. [JOYCE - hopes discrimination in general will eventually be eliminated.] [Justice Department spokesperson Terry EASTLAND - is disappointed in Court's decision.] [Prof. Eleanor NORTON - praises ruling's long-term implications.] Past and future discrimination cases involving women outlined. (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Contd. discrimination against women in the workplace and implications of Supreme Court's decision examined; details given, scenes shown. [NOW president Eleanor SMEAL - notes discrimination's entrenchment in society.] Related statistics outlined on screen.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim;
Threlkeld, Richard

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