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Anti-busing protest - Pontiac with Irene McCabe - 9-6-71 - ABC

by Matt Delmont

ABC’s coverage of the Labor Day march is also notable because it showed the media attention that McCabe and the march generated. Whereas CBS’s camera offered a view of McCabe’s face as seen from the crowd, ABC’s cameraperson was positioned on the dais to McCabe’s right. The resulting medium shot placed McCabe in the center of the frame with members of the crowd and a large U.S. flag in front of her and a clutch of other media personnel around her on the platform. This vantage point reveals at least three microphones, a still photographer, and a video cameraman

Anti-busing protest - Pontiac with Irene McCabe - 9-6-71 - ABC

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Anti-busing protest in Pontiac with Irene McCabe

from ABC Evening News (1971)
Creator: ABC Evening News
Distributor: ABC
Posted by Matt Delmont
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