CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jan 17, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Alabama Governor George Wallace's retirement noted; his role in nation's civil rights struggle reviewed. [Last spring, WALLACE - announces retirement decision.] Historical footage shown. [January 1963, WALLACE - "segregation now, segregation forever" speech.] [June 1963, WALLACE - blocks segregation of University of Alabama.] [1979, WALLACE - praises racial integration, equality.] [1964, WALLACE - announces president candidacy; attacks big government] Apparent impact of 1972 assassination attempt on Wallace described. [1986, WALLACE - responds to Tuskegee Institution awarding him honorary degree.]
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