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Special Assignment (Amerasians) #107236

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 30, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Jose, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Amerasians, children of American soldiers and Vietnamese women, featured.; details given, scenes shown. [Amerasian GIRL - wants to live in California.] Problems facing Amerasian children who come to United States noted. [NHU Tran, AHN Do - explain being rejected by American fathers.] [Vets.' center spokesperson Jim BARKER - explain fathers' rejection of whole Vietnam war experience.] Problems of identification facing Amerasians detailed. [Catholic Charities spokesperson Dennis HUNT - describes Amerasians' identification crises.] [Catholic refugee program spokesperson Sister Marilyn LACEY - says Amerasians have been shortchanged.] [Amerasian DUNG Luan - explains goals.] Issue of vets.' responsibility for children noted. [Vietnam veteran Richard REYES - says children must be taken care of.] [AHN Do - talks about father.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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