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Sports: Golf, Football, Title IX #89818

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 08, 1984
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(Studio) Juli Inkster's win of Dinah Shore golf tournament against Pat Bradley detailed; film shown courtesy NBC. Outcomes of USFL football games today examined; individual players mentioned. Films shown. Issue of discrimination against women in athletics funded by Title IX of Educ. Act examined; Darleen Dunkin's case, include letter to President Reagan on subject, cited as example [DUNKIN, FATHER - discuss her right to participate equally in sports.] Women's Sports Fndn., established by Billie Jean King, noted pushing issue with government No. women involved in intercollegiate sports prior to Title IX and number currently participating graphed on screen. Supreme Court recalled recently altering interpretation of Title IX in case involving Grove City College, Pennsylvania. [Senator Robert PACKWOOD - notes Supreme Court changed Congress's intent.] Mary Decker and Martina Navratilova mentioned, shown. [KING - fears court decision will slow down progress.] [Stanford athletic director Andy GEIGER - doubts school's values and attitudes will change.] [Gaby TURNER - feels she plays better than most boys.] [DUNKIN - considers future careers.] [Coach Gene CONLEY, Jim JONES - explain their preference for coaching girls rather than boys.] Senators Bob Packwood and Edward Kennedy said introduction legislature this week regarding Title IX. [KENNEDY - predicts legislature will pass overwhelmingly.] Reagan's interest in sports noted. [Feb., Debbie ARMSTRONG - talks on telephone to "Ronnie."] Reagan's recent hosting of women athletes recalled, shown. [Basketball player Cheryl MILLER - hopes she's the first woman to play for NBA.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Reporter(s):
Schaap, Dick
Duration:
00:05:40

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