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NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 16, 1970
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(Studio) Ohio grand jury absolves National Guard in Kent State shootings, indicts 25 students and faculty; jury says shooting self-defense
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Ravenna, Ohio) [Grand jury cnsl. Robert BALYEAT - says guardsmen justified in shooting students.]
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Kent, Ohio) 1,500 students protest jury report; give University president Robert White list of demands. [Student Jerry PERSKY - says students not important enough for White to see.] No one wants more violence.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Studio) Campus Unrest Commission said some students at fault, National Guard shootings unjustified; FBI said guardsmen overreacted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New Haven, Connecticut) [Commission member James AHERN - says shootings unjustified.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Cambridge, Massachusetts) [Commission member Joseph RHODES, JR. - says Ohio grand jury wrong, indicted wrong people.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Commission chairperson William Scranton says Nixon hasn't endorsed or denounced findings.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Federal government could indict guardsmen for violating victims' civil rights; Attorney General John Mitchell said Justice Department would act if Ohio didn't; no comment today.

Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
McGee, Frank;
Trotta, Liz

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