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Vietnam / Street Boys #225990

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1973
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(Studio) Although Vietnam war officially over, young victims of war view life hopelessly.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Vietnam) Film shows homeless boys living in street. In Vietnam society, waifs regarded with contempt. Usually, protector oversees boys for 1/3 of earnings. American journalist, Dick Hughes, responsible for informal homes for street boys. [HUGHES - feels shock at street boys' cynicism and resentment of themselves. Must convince them they're worth caring about.] Hughes takes boys on outings. [HUGHES - shares story of 2 boys' sudden and untimely death.] Funds for homes dry up. [HUGHES - states life for street boys unchanged now that war is supposedly over.]
REPORTER: Foster Davis

Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Foster

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