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Kent State / Shootings / University, Government Reaction / Students #451401

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1970
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(Studio) National Guard revises Kent State sniper claim, says troops felt threatened and opened fire; no order given; 30 shots, 4 killed; University stunned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Kent, Ohio) School closed, students and faculty ordered home; national guard controls campus; curfew set; Reserve Officers' Training Corps building burned last week; University President not in on troop request; faculty meets and condemns governor and national guard for provoking students; won't teach with military force; rally yesterday violated martial law, national guard fired into crowd. [Guard General Robert CANTERBURY - says every guardsman bruised by rocks; consequences not justified.] [Wounded student Doug. WRENTMORE - admits guard provoked by rock throwing.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker, Charles Quinn

(Studio) Nixon understands deep student feelings, hopes violence will end; claims making right decision on Cambodia; Kent State quiet, conservative campus; dead students not radicals; Sandy Scheuer apol., just walking by rally; Jeffrey Miller studious, athletic; William Schroeder Reserve Officers' Training Corps mbr., studious; Allison Krause calm, opposed to campus demonstration.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [Father Arthur KRAUSE - describes daughter as sensitive; breaks down; wants death avenged; demands Congress action.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Quinn, Charles;
Tucker, Lem
Duration:
00:10:00

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