ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 10, 1972
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(Studio) Dominant issue of Florida president primary is court ordered school busing.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Miami, Florida) Busing issue is giving Wallace campaign a boost. [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - says 6 Democrat Senators who voted for busing have changed minds in course of campaigns.]
REPORTER: Steve Bell
(Miami, Florida) Senator Hubert Humphrey avoids busing issue when possible, stressing quality education as important issue. He opposes forced busing, but votes against strong antibusing amendments as champion of civil rights. Supports Florida governor efforts to defeat antibusing straw vote.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(N. Miami Beach, Florida) Senator Edmund Muskie says busing not desirable, but can be useful tool for assuring quality education for all. Denounces Wallace as worn out demagogue.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Jacksonville, Florida) Senator Henry Jackson has voter recognition problem. [JACKSON - strongly opposes forced busing for racial balance.] [Representative Shirley CHISHOLM - says a black woman may bring country together.] Chisholm support comes from college students. Says housing, not busing, is real issue.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
(Miami, Florida) Senator George McGovern cells busing furor a phony issue. Joins Florida Governor Reubin Askew in lonely fight against nonbinding straw vote on school busing issue. Both men say controversy obscures other more important issues.
REPORTER: Bill Matney
(Miami, Florida) New York City Mayor John Lindsay favors busing as temporary solution for school integration.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson
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