CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1975
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(Studio) Report on women in military
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Kings Point, Long Island, New York) Women: to begin attending military academies. US Merchant Marine Academy began taking women last year 30 of 1000 midshipmen are women. Graduates of 4-yr. program get bachelor's degree and can become ofr. Women have hair short and wear uniforms. Men and women shown in training. [Midshipman Fern DOYLE - says courses are tough. Many men will resent women being aboard ships.] Women can take fencing rather than boxing or wrestling; they have their own dorm wing. [Midshipman Cathy METCALF - says would take special lady to get through West Point.] [Midshipman Ray VARDAKIS - doesn't think women can make it at West Point; it's more lenient here.]
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
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