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Peace Corps Prospect #2226

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 21, 1969
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(Studio) In inaugural address, Nixon said United States needs energies of people; small splendid efforts. Peace Corps fits description of those who aren't noticed, but do a lot. Young man in Vermont wants to help.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Snow Lake, VT) Young people work at restaurant on Mt. Snow, skiing resort country. Deaf mute Danny Blessing spends winter at lodge to ski like most young workers; friends learned to communicate with him. Coworker says he's warm and amusing. Has tried to join Peace Corps for 6 years Girlfriend says he's gotten several Peace Corps letters, visited their Washington, DC office; they don't know where to put him. [BLESSING - job of Peace Corps is to help people less fortunate than average.] Someone in Peace Corps should realize he's got what it takes.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Nixon said to match magnitude of our tasks, need energies of our people.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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