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Navy and Racism #220669

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 14, 1972
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REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Captain J. D. Ward of racially troubled carrier Constellation hints of sabotage at sea.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) Wives of sailors support Captain Ward. Sailors sign petitions praising him. [Aviation ordinance, Arthur LOCKETT - calls Ward an outstanding skipper.] [Aviation boatswain mate, Theodore TYLER - calls Ward Navy's best commanding officer.] [Chief aviation mechanic, Al HOLLEY - says he saw much disrespect of senior officers.] [Aviation boatswain mate, Joe SPURLING - says officers not interested in solving peoples' problems.] [Chief David WILSON - says tension was high during strike at sea.] Striking sailors complain of unequal justice. [WARD - refused to meet with protesters as they were not orderly. Denies unequal punishments for black and white sailors.] Strikers will not go un- punished.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Top Navy officials speak on problem of race relations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pentagon) [Chief of naval personnel, Vice Admiral David BAGLEY - notes seriousness of racial problem, but says corrective programs are underway. Predicts more incidents.] [Chief of naval operations, Admiral Elmo ZUMWALT - says some officers not aware of need for equal racial opportunities. Stresses need for discipline and order.] Congress investigation underway.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim;
Shaw, Bernard;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:05:50

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