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Supreme Court / Civil Rights #264667

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1979
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling with regard to affirmative action programs and reverse discrimination issue reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Background on case brought by Brian Weber, technician at Kaiser Aluminum in Louisiana given; Court decision detailed. Opinions by Justices William Brennan, Warren Burger, William Rehnquist quoted. Last year's Bakke decision recalled, compared to today's case. [WEBER - responds to decision.] [Kaiser Aluminum board chairperson Cornell MAIER - comments.] [National Urban League Vernon JORDAN - comments.] [B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League Justin FINGER - comments.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Benjamin HOOKS - comments; quotes Martin Luther King, Junior] [Polish-American Congress Leonard WALENTYNOWICZ - comments.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Arthur Lien

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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