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Special Segment (Color Lines) (Part I) #558387

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 21, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Quantico, Virginia: Fred Francis) Factors underlying blacks' concern that mil. no longer offers means of advancement examined; details given, scenes shown. [General Julius BECHTEN (ret.) - recalls Jim Crow Army during World War II.] [Lieutenant general Andrew CHAMBERS - praises troops.] President Harry Truman's end to segregation in military reviewed. [Lieutenant General Frank PETERSEN - describes his experience in Korean war, problems encountered in Marines since.] [BECHTEN - recalls his initial career expectations.] Methods of veiled racial discrimination in military described. [PETERSEN - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Part II announced.

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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