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American Agenda (Military: Race Relations) #141938

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 23, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Alexandria, Virginia: Bob Zelnick) The military as a social model in the area of race relations featured; training and historical service scenes shown. [Marine Elton GOODRUM - talks about joining the service.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - cites opportunities for minorities.] [At Fort McClellan, Alabama, Captain Bartel DRAKE - comments.] [First Marine black general Frank PETERSON - recalls past racial strife in the military.] Importance of black recruitment for the post-Vietnam war service noted. [Fort McClellan commander General Charles HEINZ - says discrimination can kill a career.] The military's success in recruiting, training and promoting blacks reiterated. [Brookings Institution Edward DORN - says the military teaches tolerance.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tomorrow's story on sexual harassment in the Navy previewed.

Jennings, Peter;
Zelnick, Bob

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