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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 01, 2007
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jim Miklaszewski) The issue of gays in the military examined; details given about a letter from Congress to 28 retired generals and admirals asking for the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and how it has become a hot- button issue in the presidential election campaign. [Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Aubrey SARVIS†- says two gays and lesbian are dismissed each day.] [Retired Adm. Dennis LAITCH‡- says 12,000 have been put out.] [Former Navy man gay Jason KNIGHT - calls it discrimination.] [Republican Senator John McCAIN - backs the current policy.]

Holt, Lester;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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