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Clinton / Affirmative Action #161020

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Position statement by President Clinton in support of affirmative action featured. [CLINTON - says affirmative action has been good for America; says "mend it, don't end it!"; criticizes the racist Good Ol' Boys Roundup in Tennessee.] [Representative Kweisi MFUME - lauds Clinton.] [Governor Pete WILSON - calls affirmative action discriminatory.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Clinton said directing federal agencies to reevaluate their affirmative action programs.

(Washington: Michele Norris) The problems with affirmative action programs as found by a White House review examined. [CLINTON - calls for a crackdown on abuse.] [Center for Equal Opportunity president Linda CHAVEZ - accuses Clinton of playing word games.] The new guidelines' four basic standards for affirmative action programs outlined on screen.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele

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