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Civil Rights Commission Report / Bridgeport Fire Depth #500088

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1978
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(Studio) Civil Rights Commission report on gains made by women and minorities in employment, income and education noted. Commission recommendation for additional methods to be developed for measuring social progress, besides statistics, stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details of report, based on Census Bureau figs. of 1960-76, listed. [Commission member Stephen HORN - discusses report's aid to government agencies in admin. of programs.] Commission has sent report to President Carter and Congress
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Federal judge's order to Bridgeport, Connecticut, fire department to hire number of blacks and Hispanics who failed firefighters test reported.

(Bridgeport, Connecticut) Details of Bridgeport fire department case given; exs. of tests, which judge says don't show person's ability to fight fire, stated. Judge's orders outlined. [Applicant Roosevelt JOHNSON - is happy about decision.] [Fire chief John GLEASON - states position on issue.] City's plan to appeal ruling noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert;
Hart, John;
Simpson, Carole

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