CBS Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1969
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(Studio) United States says American POWs not getting humane treatment.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird calls on North Vietnam to release prisoners or abide by Geneva Convention [LAIRD - says 200 men listed as POWs or MIAs for 3 years Not getting humane treatment.] Calls for international inspection of prisons and mail delivery. [Dep. Defense Secretary Richard CAPEN - says 1300 classified as POWs or MIAs. Families have lived for years in uncertainty of status of loved ones. In 1 case, 20 wives believed unidentified captive in photo to be their husband.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser
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