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(Studio) Necessity of President Reagan accepting congress proposal for future of US Civil Rights Commission to prevent its disappearance noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Dwight Eisenhower's creation of commission in 1957 recalled; films of that era shown. Reagan's criticism of commission and his efforts to fire all its members noted. [Dr. Mary BERRY - feels White House made mistake trying to undermine Civil Rights Cmsn.] Congress compromise outlined on screen, discussed. [Commission chairperson Clarence PENDLETON - opposes compromise; explains.] President thought accepting new commission s format.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
- Jennings, Peter;
- Simpson, Carole
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