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Los Angeles, California / Bush Visit / Police Response / The Riot / Black Businesses / King Jury #344697

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 08, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Susan Spencer) Wrapping up by President Bush of his inspection tour of Los Angeles featured; scenes shown of Bush in several places in the city. [BUSH - admits things are not right in the cities; criticizes welfare system.] [Bush's campaign '92 challenger Governor Bill CLINTON - responds.] [BUSH - praises role of the military in Los Angeles.] Internal debate in the White House about how far Bush should go in dealing with the problems of the poor outlined.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Absence of police chief Daryl Gates during Bush's visit and criticism of the police response to the riots from California supreme court justice Armand Arabian reported.

(Los Angeles: Bill Lagattuta) A videotape of the genesis of the riot examined; April 29 scenes shown of police grappling with a crowd and then leaving before blacks began targeting passing vehicles, including one driven by Reginald Denny. [Neighborhood MAN - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: John Blackstone) Impact of the riots on businesses in south central Los Angeles featured; scenes shown of burned-out buildings and cleanup efforts. [Black WOMAN - comments.] [Tire store owner Harold McCOY - says black ownership is needed.] [Black businessman Ralph SMITH, Paradise Baptist Church Pastor Aaron IVERSON, Founders National Bank's Carleton JENKINS - talk about investing in the community.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Police protection for jurors in the Rodney King case due to death threats reported.

Blackstone, John;
Lagattuta, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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