CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 12, 1999
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Charleston, SC: Byron Pitts) The continuing debate over the flying of the Confederate flag over South Carolina's state house examined; scenes shown of funeral ceremonies in Charleston, SC, for Civil War remains; details given of threats from the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) of a boycott of the South Carolina tourism industry. [MAN - says the Confederate soldiers will not be forgotten.] [Governor Jim HODGES - says opinions are divided over the flag.] [South Carolina NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) president James GALLMAN - says opposition is not a racial issue.] [State senator Glenn McCONNELL - says the flag is part of the state heritage.]
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