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ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1974
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(Studio) Boston schools open Thursday under court order for busing. 4000 protesters boo Senator Edward Kennedy off stage when he attempts to explain integration views.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Boston, Massachusetts) Angry crowd shown. Kennedy forced to move to office where protesters not allowed. Different neighborhoods shown. [Antibusing leader Richard LAWS - says parents concerned over safety of children. Roxbury is high crime district.] [President Boston NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Tom ATKINS - says all children must be guaranteed safety.] Boston school information center tries to squelch rumors and answer questions. Parents to help out. Police won't allow interference with buses or children. Boston cardinal refuses to allow more enrollment in Catholic schools; thereby siding with busing. [Mayor Kevin WHITE - says city will win battle.] [KENNEDY - says parents knew Const. would come here. Been difficult time.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reasoner, Harry;
Tucker, Lem

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