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Army / Black Officers #313243

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 28, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Falls Church, Virginia: Harold Dow) General Roscoe Robinson's career featured. Difficulty for retired 4 star general finding job mentioned. [ROBINSON - says he does not even send out resumes anymore he is so tired of being turned down.] Career of Arthur Gregg featured. Gregg trying to start a new business mentioned. [GREGG - says most telephone calls when he was looking for a job were never returned.] Situation for white officers said not as bad as for black officers in the job market [Mil. sociologist Chas. MOSKOS - says black officers are surprised that the racism they overcame in the military is facing them again in the civilian world.] White officers' post mil. careers featured and compared to black colleagues. [General Edward MEYER - says he can assure corporation American that there are many extraordinarily capable black officers who would do a world of good if given a chance.] Army commercial shown and discussed as an opportunity for future advancement. West Point's General Gordon noted as example; scenes shown. [ROBINSON - says it is a cop-out when corps. say there are no qualified minorities for high-level positions.] Battles not being over for retired military noted.

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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