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Special Assignment (Brusselmans) #105323

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 12, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Clearwater, Florida: Rebecca Chase) Anne Brusselmans' effort to remain in US examined; background to her deportation fight, include receive awards from US and allies for her heroism in aiding resistance movement during World War II, reviewed. Scenes, photos shown. [BRUSSELMANS - dismisses her heroism as duty.] [Vet. Ronald PEARCE - credits Brusselmans with saving his life.] [BRUSSELMANS - explains desire to die in Florida with daughter.] [Yvonne DALEY - notes mother's failing health prevents her from living alone.] [INS spokesperson Perry RIVKIND - defs. agency's policy.] [Representative Mario BIAGGI - intros. bill on Brusselmans' behalf.] [BRUSSELMANS - comments.] President Reagan reported phoning Brusselmans today with his decision.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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