ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 24, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.
(DC: Cokie Roberts) Recent Supreme Court decisions in area of affirmative action and employment reviewed. [After meeting with President Bush, widow of Michael Schwerner, Rita SCHWERNER-BENDER - says president should support bipartisan legislature in response to Supreme Court civil rights decisions.] Historical scenes shown of civil rights marches. [On June 4, 1965, voice of President Lyndon JOHNSON - makes civil rights speech.] [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - says court is just "ripping up everything."] Question of Congress legislature to reaffirm empl. anti-discrimination laws noted. [Senator Orrin HATCH - says liberals want employment quotas.] [Representative Tom CAMPBELL - comments on discrimination.] Varied responses from Republicans to Supreme Court actions in civil rights cases outlined.
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