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Closeup (Military Academies) #43588

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 29, 1976
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(Studio) Cheating scandals at United States Mil. Academy and Air Force Academy raise debates about honor codes and military academies themselves. Mil. training as means of education considered in CLOSEUP. Pvt. military school considered.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York) Ranks of military schools decimated. Rigorous traditions shelved; more informality. Hazing no longer exists; girls enter school. [Supt. Brigadier General Francis ROBERTS - notes strong anti-draft, anti-Vietnam war feelings, and effect of this on military schools.] School's outlook brighter as memory of Vietnam war fades. Enrollment is up. Math class featured. [TEACHER - questions students.] Sports and the education itself appeal to students. [CADET - tells why he likes the school.] [2nd CADET - says education is better than in public school.] [3rd CADET - says it's not a reform school.] [4th (female) CADET - likes school and being 1st girl. Says education is better than in public school.] [5th CADET - believes it's a drag. Dislikes it. Sees no difference between this and public school.] Marching featured.
REPORTER: James Walker

(Studio) CLOSEUP address given.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted;
Walker, James
Duration:
00:04:10

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