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Women's Rights / ERA #492661

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 16, 1977
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(Studio) Setbacks for ERA come in Missouri and OK. In Houston, Texas, city council cuts salary of women's advocate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Houston, Texas) [Women's advocate Dr. Nikki VAN HIGHTOWER - says city government not doing well in area of women's rights.] City council votes to draw up ordinance cutting salary to $1 per year [VAN HIGHTOWER - says job and women important and to do job for $1 per year would be insult.] City council hears public views. [WOMAN - says council has abridged Van Hightower's freedom of speech.] [2nd WOMAN - says position and its holder not needed.] Mayor Fred Hoffheinz supports her and can block salary cut, but council threatens blockage of his city budget. Women's rallies noted.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Chancellor, John;
Lewis, George

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