CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 1976
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(Studio) Report on how women are faring at United States military schools.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) 3 of 157 women dropped out in 1st month at United States Air Force Academy. Basic training for men and women shown. [Cadet Susan KNIGHT - comments on what she has learned.] [Cadet Marianne OWENS - says training instills confidence.] [Drill instructor Terry RYAN - says girls never do like the guys.] [Cadet Patty RYAN - says girls do same things the guys do.] [Vice-commandant United States Air Force Academy Colonel James McCARTHY - says girls doing well; some difficulty with physical training.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
(Annapolis, Maryland) 5 of 81 women enrolled at Naval Academy resigned. [Deirdre COX - says number of women who've dropped out is equal to % of men dropouts.] Training described. [John SPEER - says women don't get special treatment.] [Supt. United States Naval Academy Admiral Kinnaird McKEE - pleased with results so far.] Women plan to do so well the Navy will stop barring women from combat at sea.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw
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