NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 29, 1972
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(Studio) 6 weeks ago race riot occurred on USS Kitty Hawk while ship operated off North Vietnam waters. 46 injured. 21 blacks flown home to face court martial. Kitty Hawk arrives San Diego.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Diego, California) Ship at sea for 10 mos. [Seaman Perry MASON - relates incident of racial discrimination. Captain responsible.] [Captain TOWNSEND - says reports exaggerated. Attitudes on ship good.] [Black defense attorney Clifton BLEVINS - says riot wouldn't have occurred if Navy followed Admiral Zumwalt's directives.] All men arrested black. [Public affairs ofr. Commander William COLLINS - alternatives are to drop or modify charges or to prosecute.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer
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