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Campaign `72/Florida Primary and Busing #221994

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 13, 1972
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(Studio) Busing is principle issue in Florida president primary, and is even include on ballot. [Pastor of Florida unitarian church says all religious leaders support equality in education and integrated school system.] [Mbrs. of church express divergent views on busing.] [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - capitalizes on busing issue.] [Florida voter espouses neighborhood schools.] Senator Henry Jackson also opposes busing. [Florida voter says quality education had disappeared with busing.] [New York City Mayor John LINDSAY supports busing for racial equality and denounces those who would vote for Constitution amendment to end busing.] Senator Edmund Muskie rarely mentions busing, but endorses quality education, as do Senators George McGovern and Hubert Humphrey. [HUMPHREY - calls for 1st class schools with all facilities.] [MCGOVERN - would raise quality of education if school to which child was bused was inferior.] At rally of Florida League of Women Voters, Florida Governor Reubin Askew got rare support for his position against antibusing amendment and for his proposition, also on ballot, supporting equal education for all. [Florida voter says busing is means to end of equal education.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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