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School Desegregation #208230

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 16, 1970
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(Studio) Nixon reaffirms support for school integration but opposes methods for carrying it out.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Nixon conceded over boom in private schools to avoid integration. Nixon's president statement on desegregation sets him in opposition to many court orders on desegregation plans already in effect, President' position in many areas remains ambiguous.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Secretary Robert Finch plans to endorse single uniform standard for desegregation in testimony tomorrow. Mayor of Macon, Georgia, Ronnie Thompson, leads new round of white resistance to court-ordered desegregation. Woodville, Mississippi, whites left public schools when court ordered desegregation; only 2 left, Annette and Thomas Brown; parents couldn't afford private school; now they are in private school where white benefactor pays tuition.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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