NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1970
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(Studio) Busing has become ntnwide. controversy.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Newburgh, New York) Cynthia Lawson and sister go to school where only 2 blacks attend; James Stewart goes to school where only 10 whites attend. Schools ordered to desegregate elementary schools; would have required massive busing; whites opposed it; New York law says only local school board can require busing so Newburgh didn't integrate; kids don't want busing; say blacks cause trouble. James Stewart's 5th grade class does not want whites bused in either. [STUDENTS - say don't want to be bused.] Black schools 1/2 grade level behind whites.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
(San Francisco, California) San Francisco board of education in stormy meeting, has ordered compulsory busing to integrate. [Mayor Joseph ALIOTO - asks 1 yr. delay for public hearings.] Bd. still plans busing for fall, citizens group wants people to vote on it.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
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