ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 11, 1978
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(Studio) School strikes in Chicago, Cleveland, Dayton and Seattle mentioned. New Orleans teachers' vote to end strike reported Beginning of school busing plans in some cities noted; Wilmington, DE, stated to be one of these.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(Wilmington, DE) Report on situation in Wilmington on 1st day of court-ordered busing. Activities of busdriver Mike Eller, 4 suburban white students and inner-city student Dexter Booney given as exs. [Police Corporal Joe FLINN - describes training sessions for police, with aides from police from Boston and Louisville.] Peaceful implementation of plan noted.
REPORTER: Margaret Osmore
(Los Angeles, California) Report on problems in Los Angeles due to court fights over busing plan, scheduled to begin on Tuesday File film shown. Details about Los Angeles Unified School Dist.'s unique situation due to size and percentages of Hispanic, black and white students in it detailed. Parents' opposition to plan and call for boycott noted. [Parent Link WYLER - says parents have obligation to protect children from harm, even above wishes of Governor Jerry Brown, state and United States Sup. Cts.] Alternatives being taken by parents rather than allow children to be bused outlined. Officials' statements of concern about "white flight" given.
REPORTER: Tom Schell