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Campus Issue / Berkeley / Cleaver #199687

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1968
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(Studio) Report on crisis on Berkeley campus.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Berkeley, California) University of California at Berkeley fought for student and faculty voice in setting up new classes 5 years ago. [Black Panther leader Eldridge CLEAVER - says big busman., pols. and military careermen are power structure. Describes them.] (June, 1968 speech excerpt.) He says they ought to be shot. Tells whites who want to help to give blacks machine guns. For 10 lectures at University, he's to be paid from student funds. California Senator censures University
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(California) [Governor Ronald REAGAN - says ridiculous to bring someone on as lecturer when he has no qualifications.] [California Assembly Speaker Jesse UNRUH - says hard to defense Cleaver's appointed as lecturer.] Cleaver, 33, has done time on narcotic and assault convictions. Now in court for charges of assault and attempted murder. University regents to meet Thursday with regard to matter.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

Cronkite, Walter;
Stout, Bill

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