CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 15, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather ) Martin Luther King, Junior holiday announced. President Reagan quoted. National Urban League report's accusations against Reagan quoted. Reagan spokesperson noted denying report's assertions. Report introduced.
(NYC: Mike Wallace) King's death remembered. [KING - (in 1968) says wants to save cntry.] Impact of King's death featured. [Black activist H. Rap BROWN - comments on black revolution in 1968.] Violence between police and young blacks reviewed. Bobby Seale and Black Panthers discussed. [SEALE - comments on what he tried to accomplish.] National Urban League's report detailed. White racism discussed. [BROWN, now calling self Jamil Abdullah Alabama-AMIN - comments on fate of US.] Bill Cosby and Jesse Jackson mentioned. [Playwright Leroi JONES, now calling self Prof. Amiri BARAKA - wants liberation of Afro-Americans] Econ. opportunities for blacks discussed. [Syndicated columnist Carl ROWAN - comments on changes since 1968.] Franklin D. Roosevelt quoted. Black poverty statistics given.
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