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Supreme Court / Bakke Decision #54479

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1978
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REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(New York City Studio) Supreme Court decision in Allan Bakke reverse discrimination case noted; most of broadcast reported to be about Bakke decision.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC Studio) Details of Supreme Court ruling in favor of Bakke and also in favor of affirmative action programs given. Lawsuit involving University of California Med. School at Davis mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Decision examined and details given. Opposing positions taken by Justices William J. Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Harry A. Blackmun and Byron River White and by Justices William H. Rehnquist, Warren E. Burger, Potter Stewart and John Paul Stevens outlined. Lyndon Johnson's signing of 1964 Civil Rights Act mentioned; film shown. Impt. of Justice Lewis F. Powell's opinion as swing vote in decision noted; his opinion given and examined Statements of Powell and Marshall quoted.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter

(San Francisco, California) Bakke's avoidance of news media noted. Photos and film shown. [Bakke attorney Reynold COLVIN - says Bakke took on establishment in several areas, asserted rights and fought case thru. Describes phone conversation with Bakke.] Colvin interview mentioned as taking place in San Francisco; reaction of University of California president, at Berkeley campus, about decision affecting medical school at Davis reported [U. of California president David SAXON - thinks decision is victory for those trying to provide greater social justice through affirmative action.] [Davis medical student Liorens TEMBEROOK - cites fears there will now be no minority admissions program.] Anti-Bakke demonstrations in San Francisco mentioned.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Donaldson, Sam;
Geer, Stephen;
O'Brien, Tim;
Reasoner, Harry

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