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America Close Up (Integrating The Military) #591667

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 09, 1993
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Gary Matsumoto) The issue of gays in the military in light of the history of racial segregation and integration in America's armed forces featured; historical film shown. [Army sergeant Anthony BROWNER, M/sergeant Bruce HARRIS, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin POWELL - comment on gays in the military.] World War II's experimental squadron of black men from Tuskegee Institution recalled. [US Army Air Corps Colonel Harry SHEPPARD - recalls the times when black soldiers were considered mentally deficient and the achievement of the squadron.] [In 1942 newsreel, voice of Ronald REAGAN - comments.] [US Army Corporal George NISHINAKA - recalls the role of Japanese-American soldiers in combat.] [July 17, 1946, President Harry TRUMAN - praises Japanese-American servicemen.] [SHEPPARD, NISHINAKA - back gays' right to serve.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Matsumoto, Gary

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