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CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 24, 1973
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(Studio) Many POW's to see 1st Christmas with families in many years
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(DC) Overall, doctors say most POWs in good physical and emotional condition. Most POWs return to active duty.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) CBS visits 1 prisoners of war and family at Christmas.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Meadow Vista, California) Bob Schweitzer now home with sons and wife. [SCHWEITZER - says Christmas to have special meaning this year for family.] CBS 1st met sons Carl and Eric at Christmas time in `69; today, entire family has changed. Schweitzer family deeply believes in patriotism and national pride. Big Christmas present consists of 2 cars for family. Bob makes other decisions also. He's quit Navy and college; no concrete plans for immediate future exist. Father and sons both adjust to new situation gradually. [SCHWEITZER - admits readjustment necessary between wife and himself.] [Mrs. SCHWEITZER - believes if desire to make marriage and family life work, it will work.] Bob listens to his wife and her singing group sing Christmas carols for 1st time.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Kuralt, Charles;
Schieffer, Bob

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