× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Campaign `72/Florida Primary and Busing #19675

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 10, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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

Bell, Steve;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jackson, Gregory;
Matney, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank;
Zimmerman, Bill

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.