Description: TV SHOW, BLACK JOURNAL, WITH HOST LOU HOUSE, COVERAGE OF ISSUES CONCERNING BLACK AUDIENCE Initial Broadcast Date: October 31, 1972 30 minutes -- Color Black Journal host tony Brown will be joined by McGovern supporter Wadalba Stewart, state senator from Brooklyn, New York and Robert Brown, a special assistant to President Nixon, for a wide-ranging discussion of the presidential candidates. White House aide Brown states that during the four years the President has been in office, Mr. Nixon has expanded opportunities for blacks at every level of the federal government. Stressing the President’s record of accomplishment in areas of employment, combating sickle cell anemia, and establishing minority businesses, Brown said that there are “one hundred times more blacks in the White House now.” Senator Stewart comments on what he views as Mr. Nixon’s lack of commitment. McGovern, he said, “Has proven himself to be a man with the guts to take a moral position.” Stewart criticizes the President for not being outspoken enough on issues that affect minorities. The question of “commitment” is emphasized by both men. While Brown claims that McGovern says one thing one day, and another the next, Stewart says that the so-called “Nixon strategies” were initiated in a democratic administration and the president has merely changed the names of the programs. On the controversial issue of busing, Brown indicates that the president was against busing as a means to achieve balance. However, Stewart calls busing a false issue and claims the President has done nothing to provide quality education for blacks. “Black Journal” is a production of NET Division, Educational Broadcasting Corporation Executive producer: Tony Brown
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