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

A Public Hearing on Candidates for the 1970 Elections for Roanoke City Council Transpires at the Appalachian Power Company Building Auditorium in Roanoke, Va.; Mrs. William A. Tingle Gives an Interview After the Meeting

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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., 03 sec.
A public hearing about education and future candidates running for Roanoke City Council elections is held at the Appalachian Power Company building auditorium in Roanoke, Va. Roy C. Herrenkohl, James B. Crooks, and Mrs. William A. Tingle include a few of the hearing's prominent participators. Herrenkohl, a banker and chairman of a committee to study the professional status of teachers, oversees suggestions for reforming education. Hollins College professor James B. Crooks favors further integration of Roanoke City Public Schools, believing it would be beneficial to both African American and Caucasian students. After the public hearing, WSLS-TV reporter Bill Mason interviews Mrs. William A. Tingle, a past and prospective candidate for Roanoke City Council, on her platform for councilwoman. Tingle tells Mason that Roanoke City Public Schools should work to decrease average class sizes and announces the main facets of her platform for Roanoke City Council, recreational facilities and education.
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