WLS Channel 7 - Editorial Reply - "School Integration" (1979)

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Here's an reply to an editorial on HEW (Department of Health, Education and Welfare - predecessor to Health and Human Services, HHS)-mandated school integration policies, as aired on WLS Channel 7. Featuring Doris "Pixie" Galik, Treasurer of the Chicago Lawn Civic Association.

She maintains that Chicago has done everything it can to integrate its schools (to the point where, according to her, public schools have more black than white students), and rails against government-dictated desegregation plans (along the lines of those proposed by Chicago Superintendent of Public Schools, Dr. Joseph P. Hannon), branding them "never in the best interests of students, either academically or socially."

Opening voiceover by Al Parker (?).

"Will Channel 7 also promote suburban city busing?"

(NOTE: The opening titles and theme music seen and heard here, on both Editorials and Editorial Replies, was also used within this period [with typesetting in ITC American Typewriter Bold Condensed] by other ABC-owned stations, including WABC Channel 7 in New York City, with only the call letters differing.)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, May 2nd 1979 during the 3:30pm to 5:00pm timeframe.


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She maintains that Chicago has done everything it can to integrate its schools (to the point where, according to her, public schools have more black than white students), and rails against government-dictated desegregation plans (along the lines of those proposed by Chicago Superintendent of Public Schools, Dr. Joseph P. Hannon), branding them "never in the best interests of students, either academically or socially."

Opening voiceover by Al Parker (?).

"Will Channel 7 also promote suburban city busing?"

(NOTE: The opening titles and theme music seen and heard here, on both Editorials and Editorial Replies, was also used within this period [with typesetting in ITC American Typewriter Bold Condensed] by other ABC-owned stations, including WABC Channel 7 in New York City, with only the call letters differing.)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, May 2nd 1979 during the 3:30pm to 5:00pm timeframe." /> Share

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GalagaFleetCommander 11/14/2016 Reply

I'm sorry Ms. Galik was not alloted time to regale us with tales of her hometown of St. Olaf, Minnesota.

OldTime 11/17/2016 Reply

Let's compare CPS student final grades and graduation rates from 1979 with today's stats to see if she might have had a point.