NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
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(Studio) Governor Lester Maddox calls decision criminal. Others call it disaster for public education.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Jackson, Mississippi) [Mississippi Attorney General A.F. SUMMER - says Court states Mississippi can't have neighborhood schools, but rest of nation can continue as they wish.] [Senator James EASTLAND - says situation depends on integration degree. We'll have a lot of private schools. Forcing social contact is horror to American government system.] [Fayette Mayor Charles EVERS - says Mississippi leaders should do what's best for state, and not stir up hatred.] Next move up to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
(Meridian, Mississippi) Nothing changed today in schools. [School Supt. Dr. L.O. TODD - says we'll implement Court orders. Can't solve a lot of problems and quality of education will be lowered in transition period. Mfg. integration plan.] [MALE - calls it ruling for South] [2nd MALE - says "freedom of choice" is good for anybody.] [3rd MALE - says it will create transportation problems.] [4th MALE - thinks local people should have more power.] School administration holding out until Court tells them which integration plan to adopt.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen