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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1968
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(Studio) Teacher strikes in 8 states keep 150,000 pupils out of school. No school for 85,000 in Michigan. Others include IN, Illinois, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Utah and Connecticut. Schools in 3 Chicago suburbs: South Holland, Harvey and Phoenix open to fed. court's desegregation plan.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(S. Holland, Illinois) For 1st time above Mason-Dixon line, school district desegregated by court order. No trouble. [School Bd. President Louis WIERSMA - says people resent tripling of busing budget. Not racial question. We'll fight it through courts] [John HEBERT - says Negro parents willing to pay taxes for integrated school system. Children more stable than parents.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Matney, Bill
Duration:
00:03:00

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