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Busing / Nixon Plan #222083

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon sends Congress details of antibusing policy outlined last night on TV.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) Nixon urges Congress to block mandatory court-ordered busing until July, 1973. Orders Justice Department to intervene in selected school districts to obtain reversals in some lower court busing decisions, (as in Richmond, Virginia, and Denver, Colorado). $2.5 billion in Federal aid requested for poor schools. [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Elliot RICHARDSON - says congress legislation of moratorium on busing will be constitutional.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Washington, DC Director Clarence MITCHELL - says Nixon's is a fraudulent approach to issue of busing, siding with Wallace, bus burners, Ku Klux Klan, and all who stir up racial hate.] Constitutionality of Nixon's plan, if passed by Congress, will be decided by Supreme Court
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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