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CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 27, 1972
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(Studio) 11 days ago 2 black students shot to death in student-police confrontation at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. Governor Edwin Edwards tells black students militant leaders responsible for deaths. Edwards booed by group. In Baton Rouge, LA, 2 investigations begin. In New Orleans students at Southern University campus hold rally.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Classes scheduled for today boycotted. [Field director Joe HAMMOND - says whites trying to destroy Southern University because is center of black culture.] Student body president Earl PICARD - says must resist integration. Students apathetic.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Baton Rouge, LA) 2 separate investigations under way. Black peoples' committee of inquiry distrusts official committee and holds hearings of own. Julian Bond, Georgia legislator, a mbr., but not present at today's hearing. Mbrs. of Attorney General William Guste's biracial committee also meet. [GUSTE - having trouble getting students to appear.]
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce;
Roth, Richard

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