ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Knoxville, Tennessee) Econ. plight of black colleges examined. [Knoxville College pres. Reverend Clinton MARSH - notes irony in school losing its accreditation.] [Students Una EDWARDS, Timothy GOSS - react to Knoxville's possible closing.] Similar problems faced by Fisk Univ. noted. [Fisk president Dr. Henry PONDER - doubts if Harvard would be allowed to fold; considers Fisk the black equivalent of Harvard.] [Cletis COTTON - explains not attending historically black college.] [Melinda FURNISS - praises experience at Knoxville.] [MARSH - cites advantages of black college for minority student.] Historic role of black colleges in nation reviewed. [Leslie DIXON, professor Geo NEELY - consider consequences of closing Knoxville or Fisk.]
REPORTER: Sheryl McCarthy
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