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Nixon / Busing #16624

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 11, 1971
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George C. Wallace asks President Nixon to ask Supreme Court to overturn recent ruling, in favor of busing, to achieve school desegregation; Nixon threatens. to fire or demote any federal official promoting busing.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Nixon cracks down on Department of Health, Education and Welfare Department's support of busing after Texas pols. warn busing policy could cost Nixon Texas in 1972 election; Nixon forbids spending funds under emergency school assistance act; White House News Secretary Ronald Ziegler denies Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Elliot L. Richardson has threatened to resign as result of Nixon's actions.

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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