NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 19, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Athens, Georgia: Kenley Jones) Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson reported boycotting games in protest of NCAA's proposition 42; details given of regulation requiring college athletes to have higher SAT scores. [THOMPSON - comments on rule.] Current NCAA requirements illustration on screen. [National Center for Fair Testing spokesperson Denise CARTY-BENNIA - says test questions are racially biased.] Exploitation of black athletes discussed; exs. given. [University of Georgia president Charles KNAPP - doesn't want to admit students who are not qualified.] [Tennis pro Arthur ASHE -agrees with new rule.]
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