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School Desegregation #208256

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 17, 1970
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(Studio) School desegregation controversy centers in Washington.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator debate on John Stennis' amendment to require uniform enforcement of desegregation standards. Senator Scott offers compromise, uniform enforcement in all regions dealing with unconstitutional segregation in schools. [Gerald FORD - says at federal level can't require busing to eliminate racial segregation.] [Robert FINCH - says freedom of choice not acceptable, Department of Health, Education and Welfare never urged busing.] 4 South Govs. here to protest busing. [Lester MADDOX - complains because freedom of choice denied.] [Governor John Bell WILLIAMS - says forced busing won't work.] [Governor John J. McKEITHEN - says if Washington ordered busing to integrate, would be huge furor.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Maddox says current crisis opened eyes to racial injustice of past.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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