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Clemency Plan / Ford #33279

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1974
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(Studio) Attorney General William Saxbe orders temporary release of 95 men serving time for violations of Selective Service laws under President Ford's clemency plan. Violaters to be brought before clemency board
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Milan, Michigan) 5 men released from Milan state prison. Ronald Brown, Danny Goodman, Richard Stock react to plan. [GOODMAN - refuses to sign clemency plan because he can't sign it in good conscience.] [STOCK - also refuses to sign plan. Would rather go back to prison than sign pledge.]
REPORTER: Bill Bonds (WXYZ-TV newsfilm)

(Studio) 1st draft resister turns himself in San Francisco, California. [Technical difficulties with film delay its showing.]
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) Some military law specialists voice reservations with regard to Ford's amnesty program.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) [Attorney Scott TEPPER - doesn't think Ford's program very fair. Details given.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Senator Jesse Helms calls for resolution to block amnesty till full account, of MIAs in S.E. Asia made. New Hampshire Governor Meldrim Thomson calls amnesty program disgraceful
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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