Burk to Argue Masters Insults Women Soldiers

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NEW YORK -- Martha Burk plans to expand her campaign against Augusta National and CBS by contending that televising the event from an all-male golf club, 'is an insult to the nearly quarter million women in the U.S. armed forces.'
 
Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, plans to protest the club's membership policy during the third round of The Masters on April 12 at Augusta, Ga.
 
Along with New York City council member Gale A. Brewer, Burk scheduled a news conference Wednesday to ask CBS to cancel its Masters coverage.
 
Burk's remarks Tuesday came as United States troops moved closer to Baghdad in the war against Iraq.
 
'Broadcasting The Masters now and showcasing a club that discriminates against women is an insult to the nearly quarter million women in the U.S. armed forces,' Burk said. 'CBS should honor its license to operate in the public interest by refusing to make segregation seem acceptable.'
 
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