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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 1968
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(Studio) Executive-vice chancellor of University Texas speaks at Denver, Colorado, meeting of trustees from about 200 colleges about predictable student backlash to campus unrest Report on Columbia students views on American political ptys. and insts.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(NYC) [Junior Michelle ELWYN - speaks of disillusionment with American political system.] [Students for a Democratic Society Peter CLAPP - says blacks told they're impatient and they've waited 300 years Impossible for people to get decent life under present system.] [Senior Steve SILBERBLATT - says urgent action needed.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Views throw light on thinking of sizeable number youth. Report on reaction by Senator Edward Kennedy to youth activism.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [KENNEDY - says young should be listened to. They see political ptys. as means of holding power rather than change. They want ptys. to stand for something. Feels agitators are very small element. Youth feel they can affect political process now. Must listen to them.]
REPORTER: Chet Huntley (Narrates)

Huntley, Chet

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