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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 14, 1971
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(Studio) San Francisco, California, school attendance 65% today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pontiac, Michigan) NAG members picket Fisher Body Division of General Motors Corp. in attempt to close city's biggest employer; 800 auto workers ignore pickets, but 1,200 honor pickets, forcing General Motors to shut plant. [Plant manager Al PLATT - doesn't see how action helps resolve busing issue.] NAG leader Mrs. Irene McCabe says action intended to force General Motors Corporation to lobby in Washington, DC against busing.
REPORTER: Jim Ruddle

(San Francisco, California) [Anti-busing spokesperson Marjorie LEMLOW - expects 44% of parents opposed to busing figure to increase] Boycott remains strong in Chinatown, but elsewhere drops to 35% today. [School superintendent Dr. Thomas A. SHAHEEN - doesn't foresee end to busing unless court order given; San Francisco committed to desegregation.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger mails opinion that racial balance not required in every school to about 200 lower court judges.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Richmond, Virginia) Federal judge Robert Merhige angry at Burger's letter, feeling it improper attempt to influence his ruling; other judges object to Burger's attempt to push personal view of what Supreme Court requires; civil rights lawyers complain Burger's letter presents excuses for holding busing to minimum.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron;
Oliver, Don;
Ruddle, Jim
Duration:
00:04:40

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