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Students For A Democratic Society #198709

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 08, 1968
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(Studio) Report on SDS.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Film shows protesters in September at Columbia University
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(DC) [Un-American Activities Committee Representative Richard ICHORD - classify Students for a Democratic Society as subversive and dangerous organization If University administration doesn't enforce discipline, serious threat constituted.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(NYC) [Columbia graduate student Jean JORDAN - says Students for a Democratic Society incapable of conspiracy.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Massachusetts) Harvard Students for a Democratic Society meeting shown. [SPKR. - says here to discuss what we should do this year] All get to speak their peace; called participatory demo. [2nd SPKR. - speaks of totalitarianism.] [3rd SPKR. - speaks of using violence against those who perpetrate it.] Lack of decision common.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Chicago, Illinois) National headquarters here. There are national ofcrs. and publications. [National Secretary Mike KLONSKY - says they don't pick out campuses to be our targets.] Students for a Democratic Society wants to end American involvement in Vietnam, end University research for defense department and related inds. Capitalism and racism deplored. Rptdly. 30-40,000 members Students for a Democratic Society recruitment at University Chicago shown.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(California) Org. campaign underway at 12 Los Angeles HS.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Chicago, Illinois) [Sociology professor and Students for a Democratic Society founder Prof. Richard FLACKS - says SDS's job to disrupt system so it won't work smoothly by any means.]
REPORTER: Richard O'Brien

(NYC) Org. more radical now.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

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Cronkite, Walter;
O'Brien, Richard;
Schakne, Robert

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