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Special Segment (Football Discrimination) #558987

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 29, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw ) Report introduced.

(San Diego, California: Robert Lipsyte) Washington Redskins' quarterback Doug Williams featured. [Washington Redskins' assistant general manager Bobby MITCHELL - comments on Williams' impact upon football.] Racism in football detailed. Owners and general mgrs. noted being mostly white. Ex-Green Bay Packers player Willie Wood featured. [WOOD - describes inequity of blacks not being able to coach.] Black quarterback and coaching statistics given. [Assistant coaches from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and San Francisco, California, Tony DUNGEE and Dennis GREEN - comment on coaching situation.] Mitchell's career recalled; scenes shown. [MITCHELL - comments on racism.] Coach Vince Lombardi noted promising Mitchell general manager position. [MITCHELL - says Lombardi lied.] Los Angeles Raiders' owner Al Davis noted postponing decision to hire coach. [Redskins' Dexter MANLEY - urges Davis to be first to hire black coach.] Green noted possibly being first black head coach.

Brokaw, Tom;
Lipsyte, Robert

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