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College Protest / Kent State #210113

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1970
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(Studio) At least 114 American colleges strike, some with administration approval; University California Berkeley radicals try to burn NReserve Officers' Training Corps building; fires at Northwestern University; Washington University at Saint Louis Reserve Officers' Training Corps building burned as students chant, "Remember Kent"; Kent State University shooting death of 4 students aggravates violence at many schools; student major not involved in protests; Kent State national guard ofr. claims highway patrol helicopter spotted sniper, hwy. patrol denies report
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kent, Ohio) 2,000 troops, police impose martial law on campus; classes off indefinitely; flag at half staff; 2 men, 2 women killed by national guard gunfire yesterday. [Wounded student Doug. WRENTMORE - claims killings unjustified.] Guard cmdrs. claimed men threatened by students. [Ohio National Guard Adjutant General Sylvester del CORSO - warns guard will kill again if threatened.] [Student Fred KIRSCH - says no reason for national guard to fire into crowd.] Guard considered rocks lethal weapons, returned fire. [National Guard General Robert CANTERBURY - doesn't know whether sniper report exists.] Questions of sniper, justification and panic demand answers.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Dead students William Schroeder, honor student and athlete; Sandra Scheuer, honor student; Jeffrey Miller, honor student; Allison Krause, honor student; father Arthur Krause interviewed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [KRAUSE - says daughter opposed war, no reason for opposing government; wants Congress action.]
REPORTER: Paul Moyer (WKDA-TV News film)

(Studio) Report on national guard crowd control regulations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Washington, DC reports all guardsmen receive 32 hrs. riot training. [SNIPER CAPTURE TRAINING FILM SHOWN.] Rules forbid firing into crowd; soldiers must use minimum force necessary, avoid provocation and remain passive.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike;
Rowan, Steve
Duration:
00:09:00

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