CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1977
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano signs regulations for law, passed in 1973, prohibiting discrimination of the handicapped.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details of bill noted. [CALIFANO - says law will mean revolution in nation's attitudes.] Handicapped persons who've conducted sit-in at HEW offices in San Francisco are happy but expect to stay overnight to inspect regulations. In DC, spokesperson pleased. [Citizens with Disabilities spokesperson Judy HEUMANN - says everyone has seen handicapped have same stamina, strength and intelligence as others do.] [Citizens with Disabilities spokesperson Frank BOWE - says it's tremendous victory.] Other fed. agencies to follow HEW's lead. Estimated cost of changes noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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