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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 2008
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(Studio: Ann Curry) The 60th anniversary of the desegregation of the military noted. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The military’s struggle with race featured; historical footage shown; details given about President Harry Truman’s order to promote racial equality in the services. [Lt. Gen. Julius BECTON††- comments on discrimination in World War II.] [National Defense University military historian Alan GROPMAN†- says it was racist.] [Lt. Gen. Lloyd AUSTIN††- says we have to work together.]

Curry, Ann;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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