CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1972
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(Studio) Democrat president hopefuls react to President busing proposals.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Birmingham, Alabama) [Alabama Governor George WALLACE - applauds Nixon's opposition to busing, but calls for stronger executive action.]
(DC) [Senator Henry JACKSON - says Nixon's plan accommodates 1972 election, as previous president action shown against quality ad.] [New York City Mayor John LINDSAY - says action offers nothing positive for a fear-ridden country.]
(Detroit, Michigan) [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - calls on President to more clearly define meaning of moratorium and its intent for busing.] (Campaign, Illinois) [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says no one has proposed busing to achieve racial balance. President raised this and knocked it down as a straw man.]
(Molina, Illinois) [Senator Gao. MCGOVERN - says Nixon, the politician, makes frantic effort to capitalize on emotional issue and distract attention of nation from real problems.]
(Chicago, Illinois) [Senator Eugene MCCARTHY - says Nixon proposals of last night are as unconstitutional as any he's mentioned in past 6 weeks]
REPORTER: David Dick
(Studio) Representative Shirely Chisholm accuses Nixon of calling for a return to a plantation society.