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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 22, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford will ask Congress to cut back on busing.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) No closeup photography permitted of President Ford's departures from White House Aides tired of pictures which show Ford hitting head as he boards copters.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Indianapolis, IN) Ford warmly received at Jaycee convention [FORD - says some cts. practically running school bds. Can achieve quality education and eliminate discrimination and reduce busing at the same time.] Taxpayers pay for trip.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(DC) 3 South Carolina delegates visit Ford at White House last night. Their decisions unknown.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Report on Boston busing after 2 years
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Boston, Massachusetts) Summer vacation starts after 2 years of busing in Boston schools. 53,000 whites were enrolled in Boston public schools in 1973. 31,000 registered for fall of 1976. Whites were 57% of school system in 1973; now they are 45%. [Assistant school superintendent Charles LEFTWICH - doesn't feel trend will continue] [Boston University dean, Robert DENTLER - says system will decrease some more and even out.] Educators say only a few of Boston schools had big problems with regard to busing. Reading tests show improved scores. [WOMAN - says small children too young to be bused.] [MAN - says parents cause the problems with busing.] [2nd WOMAN - says adults should stay out of busing situation.] Educators hope for more peaceful busing this fall.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John;
Hager, Robert

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