Search the Archive

GI Underground #203990

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 10, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Cause and effect of military underground press reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Jackson, SC) The Short Times pubd. offbase because it threatens Army discipline. Issue handed out offbase. Soldier says he's old enough to decide things for self. Does soldier have right of free speech if he has to challenge officers and military itself?
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Fort Dix, New Jersey) [Shakedown founder Larry KARP - says Shakedown filed court suit claiming right of 1st amendment.] Each paper tells soldiers paper can't be legally suppressed. [KARP - says MPs harass guys with papers.] [Colonel William GALL - says official policy is not to harass people who read paper. Paper can't be distributed by soldiers.] [SOLDIER - says told he could get Article 15, punishment, if caught with it.] [Servicemen's Link to Peace, Carl ROGERS - says disobedience could lead to questioning orders.] Could become serious problem to morale.

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Simon, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.