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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's public condemnation of President Reagan's civil rights record featured; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy WUSA, "Searching for Justice" documentary with Carl Rowan, MARSHALL - ranks Reagan with Herbert Hoover and Woodrow Wilson for poor civil rights record.] Reagan administration's history of opposition to civil rights reviewed, include Justice Department's attempt to grant tax exempt status to segregated schools and weaken Voting Rights Act; details outlined on screen. [Leadership Conf. on Civil Rights spokesperson Ralph NEAS - considers Reagan administration's civil rights record the worst for more than half a century.] [Assistant attorney general William Bradford REYNOLDS - responds to Marshall's criticism.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - attacks Marshall.] Press spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted.
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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