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School Desegregation #208184

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 12, 1970
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(Studio) Capitol Hill focuses on another North - South issue; Nixon speaks on school integration and busing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House, Florida) Nixon against busing for integration; for neighborhood schools; against dual school systems. [Ronald ZIEGLER - issues statement of Nixon's official position, in accordance with `64 Civil Rights Act which prohibits busing for racial balance.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Senator John Stennis says President' statement helps his position, but Senator Walter Mondale disagreed saying statement ambiguous.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Department of Health, Education and Welfare reaction says Department position unchanged; opposes anti-busing as restricting efforts to end discrimination. President endorses uniform desegregation rules to extent it would mean equal application of law.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Schorr, Daniel

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