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Draft Resistance View-In


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Draft Resistance View-In
Program Description

Program comprised of live broadcasts from Boston, New York City and Toronto, Canada. Boston segment hosted by Harvard Law Professor Jerome Cohen. Program features footage of the 4/3/1968 draft resistance rally and demonstration on Boston Common (attended by 12,000 people), in which 200 people turned in their draft cards, with excerpts from some of the speakers. Report from New York City by reporter Milt Haynes discussing the 4/3/1968 draft resistance rally in Central Park (attended by 2,500 people) in which 95 people turned in draft cards. NYC footage features brief silent shot of Joan Baez singing. Later the entire 45:00 film "Jail Is The Best Place To Be" is shown focusing on draft resistor Chic Marston. Boston segment closes with a debate between pro-war, Yale student Tony Dolan, in studio, and anti-war advocate, Columbia University student, Charles Shaw in the New York studios of WNDT. 1968.



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Broadcast program

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Event Coverage
News Report
War and Conflict
Social Issues
Chicago: “Draft Resistance View-In,” 04/03/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0F7B73487234288BAD5B9FBFDD1CA90.
MLA: “Draft Resistance View-In.” 04/03/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0F7B73487234288BAD5B9FBFDD1CA90>.
APA: Draft Resistance View-In. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C0F7B73487234288BAD5B9FBFDD1CA90
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