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Affirmative Action / Political Debate / Williams, Malveaux Interview #720058

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jan 19, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Washington: Patty Davis) The debate within the administration over affirmative action featured; details given about the brief filed in the Supreme Court by the administration contesting the University of Michigan’s admissions policy; statistics on President Bush’s support from minorities cited. [On “Late Edition,” Secretary of State Colin POWELL – says race should be a factor in university admissions.] [Last week, BUSH – says quota systems are unconstitutional.] [On “Meet the Press,” National Security Advisor Condoleezza RICE – supports the use of race in admissions decisions.] [Senator Joe LIEBERMAN†- says Bush is wrong.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Results of CNN/”Time” magazine poll on racial preferences in university admissions cited. Live interview held with syndicated columnists Armstrong Williams† and Julianne Malveaux† about affirmative action. [WILLIAMS – says Michigan’s system is unconstitutional; comments on Bush’s alternatives for achieving diversity.] [MALVEAUX – says the nation has not provided equal opportunity; states affirmative action is needed.]

Lin, Carol;
Davis, Patty

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