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Clemency Program Ends #482008

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 31, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford's clemency program ends at midnight tonight. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) calls program depressing failure. If draft evaders and resisters get alternative service jobs, they can lose their jobs if anyone else wants them.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Lawrence, Kansas) Jim York agreed to work 2 years to earn clemency discharge. Last week, under local pressure, York lost job. [YORK - says he's concerned about situation but doesn't know if anything can be done.] York had been working as laborer for city park. [Wes SANTEE - says York hired over 4 other veterans applying for job on same day as York.] Santee led fight to oust York. York believes clemency program failure.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

Bell, Rebecca;
Brokaw, Tom

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