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Segment 3 (Busing In Los Angeles) #500581

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 11, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of Los Angeles busing plan on Tuesday, anger of some parents over it and precautions taken by police noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Background of lawsuit filed in 1963 by parents of Mary Ellen Crawford, which became class action suit on behalf of all minority school children in Los Angeles Unified School Dist., and court battles and protest marches in ensuing years given. Mentioned are Judge Alfred Gitelson and "Los Angeles Times." Films shown. System's preparations for implementing busing program outlined. Supreme Court refusal to take jurisdiction in antibusing groups' appeal noted. Details of plan given. Contd. segregation of some schools reported [Judge Paul EGLY - says these schools can't be kept regardless of quality of education there because they are being maintained as school for separate race and this is against Constitution.] Opponents' efforts to halt busing program outlined. [MAN - says they will strike district] Attempts of other people to ensure peaceful change stated.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

Chancellor, John;
Sternoff, Bill

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