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Women's Rights / ERA Deadline / White House Honor Guard #53889

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1978
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(Studio) ERA supporters' request that Congress extend deadline for ratification another 7 years detailed. Victory for women in presence of 5 women in White House honor guard, for first time, during President Carter's greeting of Zambia President Kaunda reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Women's include in honor guard due to letter written Rosalynn Carter by Air Force sergeant Elizabeth Foreman and others noted; details of qualifying procedures given. Films shown. [FOREMAN - says women had been marching in honor guards at Arlington and elsewhere, but not getting ultimate duty at White House] [Navy apprentice seaman Catherine BEHNKE - liked duty.] [Marine Corps member Myrna JPESEN - says President Carter is shorter than she expected.] Soldier Catherine Crews' muscle-building training in order to use M-14 rifle mentioned. [WOMAN - thinks color guard should stay all-male; cites reasons.]
REPORTER: Ann Compton

Compton, Ann;
Reynolds, Frank

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