ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 16, 1972
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(Studio) Despite widespread opposition to busing, it has not been cause for turmoil everywhere.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Berkeley, California) Berkeley has achieved almost 50:50 racial ratio due to smooth busing operation. Busing successful due to: small town making busing distances short; white education, avant-guard middle class whites; program explaining details of busing before it was implemented. There was almost no opposition when busing began. [School Supt., Dr. Richard FOSTER - says busing is easiest part of problem. More difficult is changing minds of children and adults to live together in peace.] Teachers report white and black children do better in school now than when they were segregated.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham
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