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Dixie / Georgia Issue #34863

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1975
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(Studio) "Dixie" not played at University Georgia football games this season.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Athens, Georgia) Band decided to quit playing "Dixie" after pressure from blacks not to play it and some whites who wanted it played all time. Movement underway to get band director to play "Dixie" again. [STUDENT - says song should be banned.] [2nd STUDENT - says should be played.] [3rd STUDENT - says song representatives South] [4th STUDENT - doesn't want to hear it.] [5th STUDENT - doesn't see racial issue.] [6th STUDENT - feels racial prejudice in song.] [7th STUDENT - says issue up to band director Roger Danz and band.] Danz refuses to do interview for fear of more controversy and hate mail.
REPORTER: David Snell

Reasoner, Harry;
Snell, David

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