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CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 06, 1971
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(Studio) Anti-busing protesters march in Pontiac, Michigan.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pontiac, Michigan) Court plan calls for busing 9,000 Pontiac students. [National Action Group president Irene McCABE - tells people to keep children home; calls busing communism.] [National Action Group attorney Brooks PATTERSON - tells people to protest peacefully.]
REPORTER: Robert Bahr

(Studio) Busing plan to go into effect in Jackson, Mississippi.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jackson, Mississippi) 10,000 students to be bused beginning tomorrow. [School superintendent Dr Brandon SPARKMAN - says business community aware of necessity of good public schools for economy prosperity.] Jackson desegregation plan explained. [Dr. Kenneth WAGNER - says refusal of business prospects to come to Jackson made local business people realize necessity of stabilizing school situation.] [School board member James JOHNSON - says busing plan imaginative, innovative challenge.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) attorney Melvyn LEVENTHOL - says plan creates racial balance, protects against resegregation; Jackson needs period of quiet understanding.]
REPORTER: Bill Walker

Bahr, Robert;
Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Bill

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