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Boston Busing / Levi / Administration Move #245987

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1976
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(Studio) Report on White House busing policy change.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Press Secretary Ron Nessen says Ford asked Attorney General Edward Levi to find tent case that could be used in court to review court ordered busing. Ford would like less destructive alts. Levi could join suit by Boston busing opponents asking Supreme Court to review case. Solicitor General Robert Bork favors action. Civil Rights chief Stanley Pottinger opposes court-Justice Department split.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Boston, Massachusetts) [Busing opponent Boston City Council President Louise Day HICKS - commends president action.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer (WNAC-TV)

(DC) Civil rights leaders dismayed that government may join busing opponents. [Executive Director NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Roy WILKINS - says he's damned angry.] Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke says he'll urge Levi to abandon plan.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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