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Busing Proposal / Ford / Reaction #488843

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 24, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford proposes Congress pass law setting up judicial rules re: school desegregation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford says busing should be used only as last resort and communities should desegregate voluntarily. Proposal incls.: citizen's advisory committee with regard to desegregation; restriction of court-ordered busing to unlawfully segregated schools and ltding. court-ordered busing to 5 years [FORD - says admin. won't tolerate illegal segregation. Admin. will preserve order and protect const. rights of citizens.] [Attorney General Edward LEVI - says proposal will irritate people on both sides.] Key Democrat chairperson fail to show up for pres. briefing.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Report on comments of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 's general cnsl.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) general cnsl. Nathaniel JONES - says proposed legislature is unconst., unnecessary and inconsistent with positions taken by Justice Department and Supreme Court NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) will challenge proposal.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Not likely Democrats will pass legislature Republican Senator Robert Dole says passage chances are dim.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John

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