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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 28, 1972
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(Studio) USS Kitty Hawk returns to port in San Diego. Racial incident took place aboard ship. Captain and sailors maintain silence about it.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(San Diego, California) Last month 100 blacks and whites got into fight on ship, off North Vietnam waters. 46 injured, 24 arrested. [SAILORS - don't talk about incident; say fight was caused by length of time at sea.] [SAILOR - says blacks fought against those who were against them.] Of all people fighting on ship, only blacks were arrested afterwards.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reporter(s):
Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:20

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