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Draft Director Replacement #200545

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 1969
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(Studio) Pres, Nixon removes major target of antiwar protest.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Director Mil. Draft, Lieutenant General Lewis Hershey, dismissed by February 16. He's promoted to General and given job as advisor on manpower mobilization. [HERSHEY - says sorry to leave old place; I'll be working.] Been Director since 1941. Speculated decision made hastily to tone down October 15 protest.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) More developments in search for Vietnam out.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:00

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