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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) White House indicates President Nixon against forced busing to achieve racial balance in schools. News Secretary Ronald Ziegler says President Nixon for integration and doesn't oppose busing if local community supports it. Ziegler says Vice President Spiro Agnew speaks for administration at South Govs. conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Williamsburg, Virginia) [AGNEW - says we favor integration and quality education, but not if it's contrived. Children of neighborhood shouldn't be bused elsewhere to achieve racial balance.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Spokesperson, Roy WILKINS - says admin. view discouraging. Either have to bus or achieve instant education equality. Millions of children bused. Vice President saying he's against busing to end racial segregation means he is for segregation. Vice President doesn't really rep. administration view.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Admin. did confirm policy. Nondiscriminatory education resolution's only votes against it were Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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