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Hispanic America #269630

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 1980
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(Studio) Final report in series introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) possibility of separatist movement by Hispanic Americans, similar to that in Canada, rising in United States examined. [California health and welfare secretary Mario OBLEDO - comments on potential.] Problems faced by Hispanics due to their resistance to cultural and linguistic assimilation discussed. [Florida Democrat state chairperson Alfredo DURAN - comments on language barrier.] Hispanic call for bilingual education outlined; eastern Los Angeles grade school program cited as example Criticism of bilingual education discussed. [Senator S.I. HAYAKAWA - comments.] [Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund spokesperson Vilma MARTINEZ - responds.] Proliferation of Spanish newspapers and television stations said exemplified by "El Herald" and KMEX; scenes from television show shown. Efforts by Los Angeles police to train officers to deal with Hispanics cited; incring. pol. power of Hispanics noted.

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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