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Supreme Court / Busing / Charlotte, North Carolina #216246

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court upholds principle of busing to desegregate schools.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Decision considered as significant as 1954 decision; immediate impact may be greater; decision in direct conflict with Nixon policy favoring neighborhood schools; support for public education may be lessened by ruling.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(Studio) Lower courts given authority to: alter school attendance zones; pair nonadjacent districts; guard against re-segregation through construction; allow 1 race schools not affecting overall desegregation of school system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Charlotte, North Carolina) [School Bd. member William BOOE - thinks ruling will result in 1 standard applied to S, another for rest of cntry.; can't conceive of NYC, Chicago or Los Angeles complying with Supreme Court decision.] [Civil rights Attorney Julius CHAMBERS - says decision establishes what thought in law all along.] [Concerned Parents Association spokesperson Dr. Don ROBERSON - disappointed by decision; thinks another step taken in destruction of public education in South.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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