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West Point / Cheating Scandal / Graduation #54573

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 06, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming West Point graduation ceremonies and graduation of several cadets involved in cheating scandal of 2 years ago noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(West Point, New York) Extent of cheating scandal and its far-reaching effects recalled. Pentagon decision that scandal was fault of system rather than cadets noted. No. of those in 1978 class that were involved in scandal mentioned. [Cadet Timothy RINGGOLD - has heard stories about impact of one incident on career; is sure he'll never be general officer in Army.] Former NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) commander General Andrew Goodpaster's return from retirement to take over leadership of Academy after scandal stated; his efforts outlined. [GOODPASTER - discusses restoring healthy attitude toward academics at Academy.] Army attorney Captain James Osgard's report that cheating conts. at school stated. [OSGARD - says there are honor boards in session presently and cheating conts. even after scandal. Says it can't be stopped completely.] [GOODPASTER - thinks there will be incidents because of high standards set by school and inability of some cadets to measure up.] Past graduates of Academy listed. Audio tape played. [General Douglas MacARTHUR - comments on responsibility of Army soldiers.]
REPORTER: James Walker

Reasoner, Harry;
Walker, James

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