NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 11, 1979
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling in case involving deaf nursing school applicant and school's rejection of her admission to program, detailed.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Rights for handicapped noted set back by today's ruling; 1973 law prohibiting discrimination of handicapped recalled. Details given. Background on Whiteville, North Carolina, Southeastern Community College's rejection of Frances Davis as nursing student given. School's position and extent of Davis' deafness noted. Justice Lewis Powell quoted. No. of handicapped in United States and recent government regulations providing special facilities examined. Implications of today's ruling considered.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist:Betty Wells