CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 16, 1977
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(Studio) Houston, Texas, city council decides woman hired to fight for women's rights not worth 2 cents per week
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Houston, Texas) Controversy with regard to Houston's women's advocate, Dr. Nikki Van Hightower, and her job. [VAN HIGHTOWER - says issue not about her but re: women's rights and city employees' rights to speak out on issues.] Van Hightower annoyed council because of protest with regard to statue of Confucius in city library with inscription with regard to women's place in home, and later, because of March for ERA and abortion rights. Council meets and hears debate pro and con with regard to Van Hightower, her job and ERA. [Mrs. William HARVEY - cites opposition to Van Hightower.] [Jill MATTHEWS - says council trying to put woman in her place and silence all women.]
REPORTER: Eric Engberg
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