NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1978
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(Studio) Report on White House honor guard, which now conforms to principles of affirmative action.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Details given about changes in White House honor guard to allow participation of women in it, after 5 Air Force women wrote Mrs. Rosalynn Carter with regard to reasons women had been excluded from such duty. Presence of women reping. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard in today's honor guard reported [OFFICER - gives instructions to guard.] [Army SP/4 Christine CREWS - describes feelings on being White House honor guard.] [Air Force sergeant Elizabeth FOREMAN - is satisfied for self, but doesn't want women put on White House grounds just because they are women but because they are qualified. Thinks women here today are tokens and resents it.] [Navy Seaman Catherine BEHNKE - says women have to qualify.] Army spokesperson's statements about changes in honor guard duty noted.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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