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Mississippi Desegregation / Administration Reaction / Williams #200912

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon issues statement listing problem's resulting from Supreme Court ruling on immediate integration. Later, Attorney General John Mitchell and Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch speak of enforcing law.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Finch says Department of Health, Education and Welfare Department committed to goal of finally ending racial discrimination. Justice Department promises enforcement.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(DC) [MITCHELL - says we'll have to await 5th Circuit Court's decision. Feel 5th Court's decision to concern Education and Desegregation. Says Court not "Burger Court," no one man can change balance.]
REPORTER: David Dick

(No Location Given) [Mississippi Governor John Bell WILLIAMS - amazed at Court failing to consider quality of public education. Mississippi children being used as guinea pigs in social experiment. Not surprised at Supreme Court since 1954.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton Narrates Marya McLaughlin

(Studio) Williams in Washington, DC for budget hearings.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Reporter(s):
Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David
Duration:
00:03:30

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