ABC Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1976
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(Studio) Busing becomes political issue. President Ford asks Attorney General Edward Levi to intervene in an appropriate case for alternate solutions. Reports on busing follow.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Boston, Massachusetts) Boston busing troubles recalled. Film shown. [Mayor Kevin WHITE - doesn't believe people will accept busing intellectually. City can't take much more violence.] Busing hurts city economy Federal court orders Boston to keep schools open. Supreme Court ruling thought inconclusive. Effect of busing on education system noted.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
(Louisville, Kentucky) Craig Adkins, bussed student, featured. Louisville situation described. Cathy Abel quoted as saying busing not bad. Effects on education system in Louisville noted. Pols. who give people against busing reason for hope said to be keeping fuse in powder keg. [Shawnee School principal John WHITING - doubts success of busing without commitment by leadership] Craig Adkin's ball game filmed, discussed.
REPORTER: David Snell
(Detroit, Michigan) Many leave public schools in Detroit due to busing. [Jeannie UFFORD - comments on experience, not unfavorably.] [Julie UFFORD - comments on experience.] Little progress toward quality education noted. [Jeannie UFFORD - doesn't see that education has been improved.] [School superintendent Dr. Alter JEFFERSON - disappointed that school system has not been improved more.]
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron
(Richardson, Texas) Hamilton Park elementary school integrated happily via volunteer busing program. [Mrs. Darleen LUNDY - expresses satisfaction with the school.] Children sing. Special situations with regard to Hamilton Park school described. Grades of students said on the rise.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham