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Nixon / Desegregation / Administration #211298

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 31, 1970
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(Studio) South desegregation officials confused after Nixon news conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Clemente, California) [NIXON - reports federal government won't force integration unless states ask for help.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [Senator Strom THURMOND - will watch to see that federal officials support President policy.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(San Clemente, California) 1st time Nixon policy announced; Attorney General John Mitchell has vowed to force desegregation; administration denies policy change and claims Nixon and Mitchell statements don't conflict.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Civil Rights head Jerris Leonard left at sea by Nixon statement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Justice Department officials confused, don't know current policy.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Schoumacher, David

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