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POW's / South Vietnam / North Vietnam #13935

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 22, 1971
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(Studio) South Vietnam to free 600 political prisoners Christmas Day. United States State Department accuses North Vietnam of playing on relatives' emotion with regard to release of prisoners of war mail at Christmas time. Letters given to committee of liaison.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) 1001 letters released, 18 from men held by Viet Cong in South Vietnam. [Liaison committee Cora WEISS - stresses letters from South Vietnam.] [POW mother Mrs. Peyton McCLEARY - reads letter.] [Delia ALVAREZ - wants more than a letter.]
REPORTER: John Johnson

(Studio) Marine Corporal Alfonso Riate, declared dead, writes letter home.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Johnson, John;
Reasoner, Harry

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