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Supreme Court / Affirmative Action #331933

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Rita Braver) Supreme Court reported hearing affirmative action case involving WHCT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut; details given of station's preferential treatment of women and minorities. [Hispanic general manager Richard RAMIREZ - comments on programming policies.] [Shurberg Broadcasting's Alan SHURBERG - wants FCC's affirmative action policies overturned because they discriminate against him, a white male.] [Shurberg attorney Harry COLE - comments.] Case noted possibly affecting all federal programs that give special advantages to women and minorities. Justice Antonin Scalia quoted regarding race and sex as a basis for television programming. [WLBT-TV general manager Frank MELTON - comments on need for affirmative action.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) president Benjamin HOOKS - says Supreme Court will not protect blacks' rights.] (Artist: Don Juhlin) ""

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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