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America Close Up (Women In Combat) (Part I) #583793

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 27, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) The issue of women in combat examined; scenes shown from the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia, and of training at Fort Stewart, Georgia. [Captain Linda SUTTLEHAM - talks about her Persian Gulf war experience.] [Retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel William GREGOR - notes the physical differences.] [Lieutenant Colonel Chris DRAK - says the man-woman thing is not an issue.] [Astronaut Captain Rick HAUCK - testifies that women can be combat pilots.] The debate over use of women in Navy and Air Force aerial combat outlined. [Retired Admiral Bill LAWRENCE - says give 'em a chance.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tomorrow's Part II previewed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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