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Busing / Nixon Plan #19766

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1972
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(Studio) Last night Nixon outlined plans for busing, on TV; today he detailed busing program in message to Congress
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) President summons bipartisan Congress leaders to White House, to explain busing proposals. Short-term measures for legislation (ending July, 1973) include: student transportation moratorium act to halt additional busing; continued busing where already utilized; court tests for some extensive busing programs. Equal education opportunities act to be legislated after moratorium, incl: $2.5 billion Federal aid for poverty area schools; no requirement for racial balance; outlawing of deliberate segregation; limitation of length of busing time distance, number of students, and court ordered programs.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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