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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 26, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Jackie Robinson's integration of major league baseball recalled.

(NYC: Harold Dow) Impact of former Dodger executive's racist remark on maj. league baseball's effort to integrate management examined; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy "Nightline", former Dodger vice president Al CAMPANIS - considers blacks'qualifications as field mgrs.] [Orioles coach Frank ROBINSON - thinks Campanis statement illustrated entrenched racism in sport.] Jesse Jackson's threatened boycott unless major league baseball developed affirmative action program noted. [Former manager Billy MARTIN - opposes intro. pols. into baseball.] [JACKSON - accuses martin of being chief beneficiary of old system.] [Sociologist Harry EDWARDS - feels blacks and Hispanics have been excluded from management] [Ex-Player Bill ROBINSON - believes he can handle manager's job.] Commissioner's proposal mentioned.

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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