NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 1983
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(Studio) Title IX funding for schools noted limited to those insts. that don't discriminate on basis of sex; Reagan administration said wanting to narrow Title IX.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Columbia, Missouri) Possible impact should administration be successful in limiting Title IX's impact examined, using University of Missouri to illustrate situation. Improvements in university `s athletic program and sport scholarships for women as result of Title IX detailed. [STUDENT - couldn't afford college without sports scholarship.] Increased enrollment of women in nontraditional academic fields as well noted. [Chancellor Barbara UEHLING - feels narrow enforcement of Title IX would be detrimental to women; explains.] [Assistant Attorney General William Bradford REYNOLDS - defs. admin.'s stance.] Reagan administration policies allowing discrimination on basis of sex explained. [Associate athletic director Jean CERRA - notes time it's taken women to advance in sports world.] Warning to administration against weakening Title IX by key congress Republicans outlined.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers