CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 07, 1976
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(Studio) No major problems in evidence as schools around country begin court-ordered busing program.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Milwaukee, WI) Report on volunteer busing program here. Late buses were only major problem. [WOMAN - says bus never came.] Officials say day just like other 1st school day.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
(Studio) Boston school openings previously marked with antibusing violence, but little trouble expected this year in openings Wednesday
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Boston, Massachusetts) Report on separate areas of Boston where antibusing sentiment high. Effect of neighborhood feelings on court-ordered busing noted. (Films of 1974 and 1975 incidents shown.) high school graduate ratios from 1974 to 1976 noted. Changes in schools since 1974 noted. [School superintendent Marion FAHEY - says many left last year because of busing and parents' fears with regard to safety. Says 1976-77 year will be best they've had.] Planning for Wednesday openings noted. [Headmaster of English high school Robert PETERKIN - says not enough for students to feel safe, but must have best education possible.] [Boston Mayor Kevin WHITE - says city had quiet summer, and there's sense of new period here.] Still those who oppose busing. [S. Boston home and school administration representative Flossie O'KEEFE - says people don't like to be forced to do it.] Financial problems noted.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick
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