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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 December

WSLS-TV Reporter Charles Fishburne Interviews Two Citizens of Botetourt County, Va., Who Have Opposing Views on Redistricting Their County

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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2 min., 29 sec.
Botetourt County, Va., is in the midst of a redistricting controversy; the county is to be divided based on a three- or five-district plan. Two citizens of Botetourt County tell WSLS-TV reporter Charles Fishburne their views on the plans to redistrict their county. A man from south Botetourt is opposed to the three-district plan because he believes a close community can be better achieved with five districts. The delegate for Botetourt County in the Virginia state legislature is opposed to the current five-district plan because this plan incorporates a school board, welfare board, and board of supervisors, each composed of five members. According to the man, the county is not yet large enough to provide funding for such expenses.
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