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South Governors Conference / Busing / Agnew #447413

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) At S' Govs. Conf. major govs. vote for school busing, but 2/3 major needed to pass. Vice President Spiro Agnew says against busing, White House says President also against busing.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Williamsburg, Virginia) Agnew tones down his speech to avoid offending Governor Lester Maddox. [AGNEW - says against busing to achieve integration.] Govs. applaud. Governor John Bell Williams made strong busing resolution. Governor Mills Godwin, Junior and Governor Russell Peterson in compromise, urged restraint and good judgment in busing. Border state govs, would only accept that resolution. [Governor WILLIAMS - opposes milktoast resolution.] Resolution passed.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David

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