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Civil Rights - What Next


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Civil Rights - What Next
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Hosted by NET correspondent Paul Niven the program examines Civil Rights Act of 1968 that President Lyndon B. Johnson had signed earlier in the day. Program begins with brief excerpts of the President's remarks about the bill, followed by a recap of the political actions taken between the assassination of Martin Luther King, one week prior, and the signing of the bill. An in-depth explanation of the bill by Neal Pierce of "the Congressional Quarterly follows. Balance of the program is a panel discussion hosted by Niven with guests in New York City and in the Washington, D.C. studio with Niven. In New York are James Forman, SNCC; Hosea Williams, SCLC; and Floyd McKissick, C.O.R.E.; in Washington are: John Field, United States Conference of Mayors; James J. Kilpatrick, syndicated columnist; and Rep. Charles Mathias, Jr. (R-MD). Conversation is very often contentious throughout and several times Niven nearly loses control of the program.

A production of NET Network.



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News Report
Talk Show
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Civil Rights - What Next,” 04/11/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F85B353819847178283F75D73B227F5.
MLA: “Civil Rights - What Next.” 04/11/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F85B353819847178283F75D73B227F5>.
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