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Violence Commission Report #201954

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1969
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(Studio) National Violence Commission divided with regard to report on civil disobedience. 6 for it; 7 against.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Debate mostly over whether civil disobedience could be used to change unjust laws. Chairperson Milton Eisenhower for it. [Minority spokesperson A. Leon HIGGINBOThAM - asks what are alts. to challenge some practices nonviolently?] [Major spokesperson Leon JAWORSKI - cites domino theory as being result of disobedience. Too many groups have grievances.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Judge Higginbotham urges moratorium on Cmsns. like theirs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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