ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 12, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon appoints former Congress for Racial Equality head James Farmer Assistant Secretary HEW; first major post to Negro in Nixon administration Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch says Farmer to have important role in Department of Health, Education and Welfare affairs.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(No location given) [FARMER - reports he chose between being on outside criticizing or on inside trying to change course of events. Necessary to communicate with blacks; tragedy some blacks feel they've been in Democratic party pocket since 1936.]
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