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San Francisco State College / Student Unrest #441406

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 06, 1968
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(Studio) S. I. Hayakawa offers concessions to militant students to end strike. No success.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(San Francisco, California) [HAYAKAWA - announces break-through in black and ethnic studies programs.] To establish black studies department Students march anyhow. 14 other student demands noted. 1 is: Admit all blacks regardless of qualifications. Hayakawa wears flowers, urges police to do so also, as indication of peaceful intentions. [HAYAKAWA - analyzes situation. Believes anarchists take advantage of legitimate complaints.] Questioned by reporter [HAYAKAWA - notes Students for Democratic Society methods.] [STUDENTS - chant.] [HAYAKAWA - likens methods to Hitlerites. Calls mobs mindless.] Reporter question with regard to Hayakawa sympathies. [HAYAKAWA - says press emphasizes wrong things. He sympathizes with black students and 3rd world demands, but press leaves it out of the headlines. Reporter has control of press, TV.] Reporter asks what should be in headlines. [HAYAKAWA - says press writes headlines.] Reporter says black students not aware of sympathies. [HAYAKAWA - blames press in part. Responding to reporter, says he can stand the heat, like Harry Truman.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Huntley, Chet;
Perkins, Jack

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