CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 29, 1969
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(Studio) Georgia Bd. of Regents vote 9-4 to let ex-Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, teach law at University Georgia.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Atlanta, Georgia) [Regent Roy HARRIS - says Rusk hasn't qualifications for job. Never asked about political philosophy, but don't want broken-down pols.] Part of objection based on Rusk's daughter's marriage to Negro. [Regent Jack ADAIR - considered him on qualification merits, not as political figure. Had vast experience in serving cntry.] Rusk to accept $45,000 yr. appointed [Governor Lester MADDOX - feels opposition will continue to grow.] Predicted legislature battle over Georgia funds due to Rusk appointed
REPORTER: Foster Davis
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