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DURATION: 1:49-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:All AP VIDEOAUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 251. Students walking on campus at University of Texas at Austin2. File video of Supreme Court 3. AP Photo of Abigail Fisher outside the Supreme Court building4. Pan down shot from campus of University of Texas at Austin5. Wide shot of students walking on UT campus6. Tight shot of Joshua Tang walking down steps on campus7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joshua Tang, Senior at UT, supports affirmative action (Transcript Below)8. Flagpole on Univ. of Texas campus9. Wide shot of main building on the UT campus 10. Students in classroom at Univ of Texas at Austin11. GFX fullscreen: Texas Population - 38% Hispanic and 12% Black (source: US Census)12. GFX fullscreen: University Population - 20% Hispanic and 5% Black (source: Univ. of Texas)13. John Horton walking down sidewalk on campus 14. SOUNDBITE (English) John Horton, Young Conservatives of Texas and opposes affirmative action (Transcript Below)15. Wide shot of main building on UT campusAP VideoWashington, DCMarch 8, 201316. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed (Transcript Below) AP VideoFairfax, VirginiaMarch 13, 201317. Walking shot of Robert Clegg in his office at the Center for Equal Opportunity 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity (Transcript Below)AP VIDEOAustin, Texas19. Classroom wide shot of students listening to a lecture20. Students in a classroom at Univ of Texas typing notes into a laptop21. Shot of students feet walking on campus22. Overhead wide shot of students walking on UT campusSCRIPT:THE USE OF RACE IN A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY'S ADMISSION PROCESS IS ONCE AGAIN UNDER SUPREME COURT SCRUTINY.THAT'S BECAUSE A WHITE WOMAN SAYS SHE THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST HER WHEN IT DID NOT OFFER HER A SPOT IN 2008.TEXAS ADMITS THE TOP TEN PERCENT OF GRADUATING SENIORS ACROSS THE STATE AND FILLS REMAINING SPOTS WITH WHAT IT CALLS A HOLISTIC PROCESS--CONSIDERING RACE AS A PART OF THE APPLICATION. JOSHUA TANG --A SENIOR, SUPPORTS THAT PROGRAM--SOUNDBITE (English) Joshua Tang, Senior at UT, supports affirmative action"I don't know how much my racial background as the son of an African American woman and chinese man came into effect, I do know that I had a fairly solid academic background."HE THINKS THE UNIVERSITY * SHOULD HAVE THE POWER* TO ADMIT A QUALIFIED STUDENT BODY THAT REFLECTS THE STATE'S POPULATION…FOR EXAMPLE TEXAS IS 38 PERCENT HISPANIC AND 12 PERCENT BLACK.WHEREAS THE UNIVERSITY'S UNDERGRAD POPULATION IS ABOUT 20 PERCENT HISPANIC AND FIVE PERCENT BLACK.JOHN HORTON, A STUDENT AND PRESIDENT OF THE YOUNG CONVERSATIVES, THINKS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROMOTES DISCRIMINATION-SOUNDBITE (English) John Horton, Young Conservatives of Texas and opposes affirmative action "when we argued for much needed civil rights legislation in the 1960s equal protection under the law meant equal protection for all skin colors and right now unfortunately with the way affirmative action is set up it bases it on the color of your skin."HE SAYS USING RACE OVER MERIT IN COLLEGE ADMISSION VIOLATES THE 14TH AMENDMENT.COLLEGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE WATCHING THE DECISION CLOSELY-- SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed "I would say overwhelmingly the leaders in American higher education are backing the University of Texas and very much want the University of Texas to win. "AS ARE OPPONENTS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION-- SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity"we don't think that in a country like that it's tenable to have a legal regime that says that it is OK for our public institutions to sort people on the basis of skin color or on the basis of what country their ancestors came from. A DECISION FOR THE PLAINTIFF COULD DO AWAY WITH THE CONCEPT OF RACIAL PREFERENCE AT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES ALTOGETHER. JOHN MONE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS. -----------------------------