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Bevan / Blind Teacher #31766

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 07, 1974
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(Studio) Blind teacher wants to return to job, but school board refuses.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Poughkeepsie, New York) [Teacher Bruce BEVAN - says he woke up 1 morning; sight gone.] Bevan hasn't taught since his blindness, but wants to. [BEVAN - knows he's happiest teaching.] [President board of education Lewis KUSTAS - states last medical report reveals Bevan not only blind but ill; needs aide with him constantly. If any child hurt while in Bevan's class, parents could sue school district.] [BEVAN - insists no one can judge his teaching ability till he returns to classroom.] School superintendent refuses to allow Bevan to work, although several court decisions side with Bevan. Residents react to Bevan. [BEVAN - plans to continue court fight in effort to dispel ignorance with regard to blindness.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reasoner, Harry;
Tucker, Lem

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