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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 29, 1972
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(Studio) Senator takes further action on busing for racial balance.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 3 President candidates Muskie, Humphrey, and McGovern, return from campaigning to vote on busing proposals. Jackson and Hartke absent. Vice President Agnew was on hand to break possible tie. Griffin amendment to ban courts from ordering busing rejected by 49-48 vote. Confirmed 50 to 47. Mansfield-Scott compromise, delaying court busing orders pending appeal, discouraging busing which impairs health or education, passed 63 to 34. [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - says strong sentiment in Senate expressed against busing should be noted by Supreme Court] [Senator George MCGOVERN - says Mansfield-Scott amendment won't accomplish much, but may head off something worse.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr Artist: Marcia Danits

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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