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NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 13, 1971
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George C. Wallace defies court order by ordering re-opening of black school; Wallace maintains he's trying to help President Nixon oppose massive busing.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Alabama) [WALLACE - suggests President Nixon issue executive order to halt busing; says trying to halt chaos in Alabama created by busing.]
REPORTER: No reporter given (WSFA-TV film)

(Birmingham, Alabama) Wallace ordered Pamela Davis, student, re-assigned to school closer to home yesterday. [Pamela's mother, Mrs. Robert PRICE - tells of writing to Wallace to ask him to re-assign daughter; thinks Wallace's action will help thousands in similar situations; says doesn't oppose integration; does oppose busing because believes children should be able to attend school of own choice.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

(DC) Since Wallace won't have broken law until schools open in fall, President Nixon trying to arrange way to avoid confrontation.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(DC) Justice Department lawyers re-evaluating school desegregation cases on orders from White House to see if other methods could be used instead of busing; Justice Department may wait for NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) to file suits against Wallace; could threaten contempt action against school officials carrying out Wallace orders.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Civil rights lawyer University West Clement files suit charging re-assignment of Pamela Davis sabotages court ordered desegregation plan.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Reporter(s):
Dancy, John;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Stern, Carl;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:06:10

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