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Busing and Civil Rights #19304

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 15, 1972
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(Studio) Senate leaders oppose Constitutional amendment to outlaw forced busing to achieve desegregation. Democratic Senate leader Hike Mansfield says it wouldn't be approved. Senator Hugh Scott says amendment should not be presented at time of emotional stress.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) President Communications Director Herbert Klein assembles Nixon's top black appointees before news cameras to emphasize Admin. achievements in civil rights. [Special Assistant to President, Robert BROWN - credits Nixon Admin. practices toward Negroes.] Nixon's anti-busing stance said not in conflict with pro-civil rights actions.

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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