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Civil Rights Commission #530619

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported firing 3 members of United States Civil Rights Commission and appointing conservative replacements.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Appointees Morris Abram, John Bunzel, Robert Destro examined; their stance on various civil rights issues outlined. [BUNZEL, ABRAM - defense President appointments.] Nominees' position on busing and affirmative action mentioned. [Senator Edward KENNEDY, fired commissioner Mary Frances BERRY - criticize President's action.] [Commission chairperson Clarence PENDELTON - responds.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Jill Ruckelshaus, a Jimmy Carter appointee who last year had been on White House hit list, noted lone holdover on commission; her husband mentioned Environmental Protection Agency administration William Ruckelshaus.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Wallace, Chris

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