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Violence Commission / Mayer / Hoffer #198069

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 23, 1968
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(Studio) President Commission on Violence studies student unrest. Philosopher-longshoreman, Eric Hoffer, disgusted with testimony by Henry Mayer, leader 1966 protests at University California in Berkeley.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [MAYER - says instead of questioning students for causes, would do well to question those responsible for official violence in Vietnam. Causes of social ills shouldn't be confused with those who protest such evils. Society endorses violent attacks on protesters but no social and political attacks on problems.] [HOFFER - says playfulness point of protesting. It's much harder to study. More civilized society on San Francisco waterfront than at Berkeley.] [MAYER - says it may take century to settle grievances.] [HOFFER - says grievances won't ever be settled. They don't believe in Democracy.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Cronkite, Walter

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