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West Point / Cheating Scandal / Returnees #49174

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
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(Studio) 96 West Point cadets, expelled in cheating scandal, return to school for special leniency program in summer. Situation at academy has changed since scandal.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(West Point, New York) Most returnees refuse comment on return to academy after spending 1 year away from school in Army; however Robert Mallory, convicted in scandal, agrees to talk. [MALLORY - explains why he returned.] Scandal and resulting, unprecedented leniency program has been controversial to all concerned. [Cadet Charles KIELKOEF - feels some cadets don't deserve permission to return and others, just caught up in situation, do.] [Tom BARTON - believes there are good Army men in group.] Changes at academy noted.
REPORTER: James Walker

(Studio) Some cadets not returning didn't want to and others weren't asked back.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Walker, James;
Walters, Barbara

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