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School Opening / Busing #459661

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 31, 1971
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(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Elliot L. Richardson denies any disagreement with President Nixon on busing issue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Clemente, California) [RICHARDSON - says Nixon feels busing should be kept to minimum for educational purposes; supports Nixon busing policy.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) Alabama Governor George C. Wallace continuing to pressure President Nixon on busing policy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Montgomery, Alabama) [WALLACE - says going to court for clarification of how far children can be bused to achieve integration; tells of proposed Alabama law to permit parents to determine if want children bused.] Alabama legislature rules committee passes law. [Alabama Representative Fred GRAY - believes bill will be declared unconstitutional if passed.]
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Studio) Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger says school dists. will have to prove time and distance involved in busing, unreasonable for individual pupils before court ordered plan will be rescinded; turns down Winston-Salem, North Carolina, appeal of busing plan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pontiac, Michigan) 10 school buses blown up in protest of busing plan. [Police Lieutenant John DEPAUW - says isn't surprised at bombing since Pontiac situation tense.] School begins next week [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) attorney William WATERMAN - says urging by some officials to disobey court order taken by some sick minds as license for bombing.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Circuit court turns down Kalamazoo, Michigan, appeal of busing plan; black students in Tulsa, Oklahoma, boycott classes in protest of closing all black school; Indian parents in Maxton, North Carolina, protest move to take children from all Indian schools.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Quinn, Charles

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