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Boston / Busing / Violence #28569

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 10, 1974
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(Studio) Boston fight over court-ordered busing conts, President Ford says he deplores violence in Boston but disagrees with idea of court-ordered busing.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) State troopers move in to augment city police. [Mayor Kevin WHITE - attacks Ford's statement. Says Ford fostering false hope and feeding flame of resistance.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Thomas ATKINS - says President' remarks irresponsible.] Only minor incidents occur, but class attendance still down.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) Massachusetts Senators Edward Kennedy and Edward Brooke criticize President Ford's stand on busing issue.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) News Secretary Ron Nessen says President doesn't regret making statement; details given. After visiting Mrs, Ford in hosp., President questioned about Boston Mayor White. [FORD - believes Mrs. Ford to leave hosp. tomorrow.] President in Detroit, Michigan, tonight for Republican fund-raising dinner, Ford not neglecting economy package.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

Bell, Steve;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill

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