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Korean War / 50th Anniversary / Military Firsts / North and South Korea #192936

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 25, 2000
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Remembrances of the 50-year-old Korean War, America's "forgotten war," featured; scenes shown of ceremonies at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. [President CLINTON - says the remains of Sgts. Jimmy Higgins and Haley Clark are coming home to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) The military "firsts" from the Korean War reviewed; war footage shown, including an integrated armed forces. [Council on Foreign Relations Lawrence KORB - explains the role of helicopters in the war; says this war marked the debut of the United States as a global superpower.] [Black Korean War vet William MURDOCK - says everyone was equal in Korea.]

(Seoul: Mark Litke) The changes in relations between North and South Korea following the recent summit meeting reviewed; scenes shown from Seoul of the availability of items linked to the North. [Yonse University professor LEE Jung-Hoon - says we cannot assume there is no longer a threat from North Korea; warns we cannot lower out guard.]

Litke, Mark;
Simpson, Carole

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