NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 07, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon to make decision on school busing public after Florida President primary, which include straw vote on issue. White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says decision delayed so as not to affect that vote.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Miami, Florida) Florida voters more interested in busing referendum than President candIdates. [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - says busing does not enhance quality ed.] [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says busing least desirable answer in achieving quality education.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - opposes busing for racial balance.] Some politicians have begun to stand up for busing. Episcopal Bishop of South Florida calls busing religious issue, exploited by those who would exploit racism and bigotry. [Bishop, Rt. Reverend James DUNCAN - calls for busing until housing patterns change and eliminate need for it.] Florida Council of Churches prepares statement supporting busing. [Rabbi Joseph NAROT - asks his synagogue to vote for busing.] Florida League of Women Voters forms coalition of parents, students, and teachers to work for defeat of antibusing referendum.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin