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Special Segment (Color Lines) (Part II) #558404

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 22, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Francis) Mil.'s traditional role as advancement opportunity for blacks and concern that situation is changing for the worse examined as illustrated by National Sec. Council deputy director General Colin Powell and his son Lieutenant Michael Powell; details given, scenes shown. [General POWELL - describes racism he experiences.] [Lieutenant POWELL - explains father's role as model for him.] [Sociologist Charles MOSKOS - explains indications that United States military is only color blind institution in cntry.] [May 10, 1987, President REAGAN - nominates General Bernard Randolph for 4th star.] Randolph's role in United States Air Force described. [RANDOLPH - attributes lack of more 4-star Gens. in military to racism.] [MOSKOS - praises Army's integration.] [Chief Petty Ofr. Mike KELLEY - describes his job.] Navy's failure to meet Army's racial integration standards detailed. Warship commander Mack Gaston cited as example [GASTON - cites his lack of knowledge of crew's racial breakdown.] [General POWELL - cautions against dropping conscious work toward integration.]

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Part III announced.

Francis, Fred;
Utley, Garrick

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