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Campaign `72 / Parochial Schools / McGovern #224874

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 19, 1972
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(Studio) Roman Catholics make up 1/4 United States electorate. Concern shown for parochial schools. Nixon on record favoring aid to these schools, advocating study to avoid conflict with seperation of church, state. Senator McGovern endorses idea of tax credits to parents whose children attend parochial schools.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) McGovern visits large Roman Catholic school. Says aid to public schools comes 1st; would oppose aid to private schools aimed for segregation. Suggests help for parents with children in parochial, legitimate private schools through tax credits. [McGOVERN - endorses such a system of tax credits.] No specific plan endorsed. $500-$700 million a year thought cost. [McGOVERN - elaborates proposal.] Reporter says position a political plus, due to concentration of parochial enrollment.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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