ABC Evening News for Friday, May 14, 1971
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(Studio) USSR party leader Brezhnev offers proposal for discussion of bilateral withdrawal of troops from Europe; Senator Mansfield conts. push for amendment to cut United States troop strength in Europe by 1/2.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) State Secretary Rogers appears before Senate Foreign Relations Committee [ROGERS - believes passage of Mansfield amendment mistake.] [Senator Stuart SYMINGTON - asks how, as long as 7,000 nuclear warheads remain, NATO could be weakened by United States troop withdrawals.] [ROGERS - says reason for conventional forces to prevent nuclear attack, have flexible response; opposes bills to limit President war making power.] [Senator William FULBRIGHT - disappointed by negative response to committee attempt to reconcile Congress and Executive Branch.]
REPORTER: Bob Clark
(Studio) United States black GIs in Europe face racial discrimination.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Frankfurt, Am Main, West Germany) Blacks not allowed in dance clubs. [Pfc. Ralph LIPSEY - says clubs let white GIs in, but not blacks.] [Pfc. Bailey PARTRIDGE - says married blacks have difficulty finding places to live.] [Unidentified GERMAN - says German landlords afraid of blacks; have never had contact with them before.] [Major Washington HILL - says can't stop discrimination; can place discriminating landlords, bars off limits.] [Sp/4 Bradford BURKE - asks why have to endure discrimination while defending West Germany.]
REPORTER: John Rolfson