WSB-TV newsfilm clip of governor Jimmy Carter opposed to busing to achieve desegregation, Atlanta, Georgia, 1972 November 26
@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)
DescriptionReporter: Singer, Don.In this WSB newsfilm clip dated November 26, 1972, Georgia governor Jimmy Carter is interviewed by reporter Don Singer at an event at the Georgia governor's mansion. Carter expresses support for a recent court ruling that has suspended the implementation of school busing to achieve desegregation in the Atlanta school system; he also expresses a desire for new gubernatorial leadership in Georgia when his term ends. There are also several scenes of event staff and guests in attendance at the governor's party.The clip is divided into three segments, all filmed at the governor's mansion in Atlanta. The first section of the clip begins with Georgia governor Jimmy Carter responding to a question about school busing posed by WSB reporter Don Singer. The question is not captured in the recording, and Carter's response to it is only partially recorded. Carter expresses that "they" are seeking some way to guarantee a way for black and white children to obtain "a superior education and lack of discrimination and unfairness without the mandatory moving of students from one part of a city to another." Confessing "this is not an easy question to answer," Carter expresses support for the position of the courts, who, in his opinion, appear to have eased up on the enforcement of busing to achieve desegregation in schools. Here, he is presumably referring to the recent stay issued by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to halt desegregation plans that included citywide busing for students in the Atlanta...