NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 23, 1976
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(Studio) Army Secretary Martin Hoffmann, testifying before Senator Armed Forces subcommittee looking into West Point cheating scandal, softens penalty for cheating at Academy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Hoffmann says those convicted of cheating may now apply for readmittance after 1 year as enlisted men. Decision affects 10% of 1977 senior class, about 100 cadets. At hearing, Senators question honor system. [Mississippi Senator John STENNIS - says system not working.] [Lieutenant General Sidney BERRY - says while system flawed it's not failure.] Army says cadets will not be trusted now with take home exams.
REPORTER: James Polk
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