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Special Segment (Signing Up) #542512

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 22, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Boston, Massachusetts) Growing popularity of military as education and career alternative among United States youth examined. [Reserve Officers' Training Corps MBRS. - explain joining.] Reserve Officers' Training Corps enrollment in general noted. [STUDENTS - explain participating in Reserve Officers' Training Corps.] Concern that mil's current media manipulation of nation's youth will turn patriotism into militarism considered; commercials shown. [History teacher William SCHECHTER - notes Army ads exclude horrors of war.] [General Edgar A. CHAVARRIE - defs. promotion techniques.] Current generation of students' ignorance about National Guard's assault on Kent State Univ. students cited. [STUDENTS - offer various erroneous explanations of Kent State.] [STUDENTS - note Vietnam war is no longer an issue; claim willingness to fight.] George Santayana quoted.
REPORTER: Lisa Myers

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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