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Supreme Court / Reverse Discrimination #262830

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Case involving reverse discrimination chgs against Kaiser Aluminum by employee Brian Weber detailed. [WEBER - explains position.] Selection of James Nailor for training program over Weber cited; benefits to Nailor noted. [NAILOR - comments on benefits family realizes as result of program.] Kaiser's position with regard to affirmative action program outlined; difficulties in such programs cited. [WEBER - talks about case.] Similarities between Nailor and Weber with regard to backgrounds detailed. Films shown. Nailor's birth on Armant plantation and his belief of Weber's advantage as white stated [NAILOR - comments on his childhood versus Weber's.] [WEBER - comments.] Weber's attorney's argument before Supreme Court today outlined; Kaiser attorney's reply stated.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Arthur Lien

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:04:00

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