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Campus Unrest / Connecticut / Colorado / California / Students For A Democratic Society and Control #198407

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 14, 1968
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(Studio) Student disorders at University Connecticut and Colorado State University Classes suspended due to trouble at San Francisco State College. Report on Students for a Democratic Society and charges of Communist control.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Berkeley, California) Film shows University California on October 24, 1968; Students for a Democratic Society protesting regents' refusal to grant credit for controversial course that incls. lectures by Black Panther leader, Eldridge Cleaver. Bldgs. cleared and arrests made. Most students stayed out of it. Students for a Democratic Society founded in 1962 as non-Communist liberal student reform movement increasingly militant.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(DC) [Chairperson House Un-American Activities Committee Richard ICHORD - says Students for a Democratic Society doesn't appear to have monolithic structure that Communist Party has. It's more anarchistic. Chapters becoming more violent and militant.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(No Location Given) [Students for a Democratic Society National Secretary Mike KLONSKY - says broken through our anti-Communist paranoia. Cites those who are Communists; maybe everything we've been told with regard to Communism is a lot of baloney.] [Students for a Democratic Society co-founder Tom HAYDEN - says President thinks Soviet Communists better than Vietnam Communists SDS feels other way. Neither President nor Students for a Democratic Society has Communist links.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(New Haven, Connecticut) [Yale psychology Prof. Ken. KENISTON - says Students for a Democratic Society that call selves Communists are referring to Marx's ideas. Students for a Democratic Society disorg. There couldn't be conspiracy.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon

(DC) [Senator Internal Security sub-committee Thomas DODD - says mistake to say they're all Communists There are good people in SDS. Draft unfair.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(No Location Given) Students for a Democratic Society group protests elections. Their attempt to disrupt November 5 election was a bust. Some of brightest students belong to SDS. House committee to study Students for a Democratic Society role in Chicago disturbances. Group revolutionary and anarchistic, but loosely organization
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Schoumacher, David;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:06:20

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