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Busing/Nixon #221526

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 14, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon holds meeting with selected Congress members to consider how best to fight busing in schools.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Senator Henry JACKSON - proposes constitutional amendment to give parents right to choose school, and up-grading of inner-city schools.] [Senator Robert P. GRIFFIN - says President will make move to end busing.] [Senator William BROCK - says people of country are sick of busing.] [Representative Norman F. LENT - against destroying neighborhood school concept.] [Senator Howard BAKER - says President interested in alternatives to busing by which racial balance in schools may be achieved.] Ala. Governor George Wallace and Republican Presidential candidate Representative John Ashbrook criticize Nixon's inactivity on this issue. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) President Roy WILKINS - denounces President' action against busing.] [Mrs. Martha MITCHELL - says busing is horrible and should be done away with.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather Connie Chung

(Studio) Vice President Agnew opposes constitutional amendment to prevent busing. Says it can be handled within existing framework.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Chung, Connie;
Rather, Dan;
Cronkite, Walter

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