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Sup. Connecticut / Civil Rights #504904

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1979
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling in Brian Weber case, involving affirmative action programs and reverse discrimination issue reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Court decision outlined; basic pts. listed on screen Justice William Brennan quoted. Allan Bakke case recalled; apparent differences between Bakke case and Weber's suit against Kaiser Aluminum, considered. [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Eleanor Holmes NORTON - comments on decision.] Implications of ruling examined.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(New Orleans, Louisiana) [WEBER - responds to ruling.] Reaction by workers at Kaiser plant in Gramercy stated. Jim Nailor's benefit from affirmative action program outlined. [NAILOR - comments.] [Kaiser board chairperson Cornell MAIER - comments.] Maier quoted with regard to reinstatement of Kaiser's affirmative action plan.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones (WDSU-TV newsfilm) (KRON-TV newsfilm)

(Studio) Reaction to Court decision by B'nai B'rith, Sears Roebuck, AFL-CIO, United Steel Workers, Mex.-American Legal Defense Fund and NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Louisville, Kentucky) [Benjamin HOOKS - announces Court ruling.] In interview, [HOOKS - comments on case; mentions Bakke affair.] [MAN - speaks to convention audience.]
REPORTER: Norma Quarles

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Quarles, Norma;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:05:40

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