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King Day / Wallace Retirement #312599

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 19, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Nationwide observances of Martin Luther King, Junior, Day described, shown. Rosa Parks' role in civil rights movement recalled. Protest against Arizona Governor Evan Mecham's cancellation of holiday noted.

(Montgomery, Alabama: Bruce Morton) Irony in Governor George Wallace's retirement today, succeeded by Guy Hunt, and his role in United States civil rights movement featured; historical footage shown. [1963, WALLACE - prevents integration of University of Alabama.] [WALLACE - threatens protesters.] [WALLACE - notes impact on his political career of assassination attempt.] [Representative John LEWIS, Alabama Educ. Association spokesperson Joe REED - debate Wallace's use of race as political platform.] [WALLACE - comments.] [Former Justice Department official John DOAR - notes Wallace's legacy.] Wallace's son mentioned Alabama's new state treasurer.

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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