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Draft Reform / Lottery / Deferments #201325

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 26, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon signs Draft Bill. New drawings to be soon.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) New law intros. lottery system with 19-yr. olds drafted 1st, and reducing availability from 7 years to 1 year Men over 19 to be incld. in 1st year's lottery. White House signing ceremony shown. [President NIXON - says aim is volunteer armed force. Had bipartisan support.] Dep. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst says President considers ending college deferments. White House denies it.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Loophole allows those with de ferments to be exposed to light draft call at end of year
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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