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CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 16, 1998
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(Studio: Gene Randall) The 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the US armed forces introduced.

(Norfolk, Virginia: Louise Schiavone) The issue of racial discrimination in the military examined; scenes shown from Norfolk, Virginia, of an Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning ceremony; details given of promotion statistics. [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - speaks about the history.] [Retired Vietnam prisoners of war Colonel Norman McDANIEL - says race kept him from becoming an Air Force general.] [Honoree Admiral Lillian FISHBURNE - comments on moving forward.]

Randall, Gene;
Schiavone, Louise

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