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Vietnam / POW's Released #227105

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1973
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(Studio) Time for happiness and tears for prisoners of war families.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) [POW mother Maggie BELL - identifies son as man released by Communists] Son is sergeant Bobby Louis Johnson. [BELL - says she never gave up praying for son's release.]
REPORTER: No reporter given (WJBK-TV newsfilm)

(Hawthorne, California) Carol Smith and family watch Mark Smith, father and husband, get off plane at Clark AFB.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Louisville, Kentucky) Marion Purcell and 5 children watch as Lieutenant Colonel Robert Purcell gets off plane at Clark AFB. Marion and husband talk on phone.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) President Nixon talks with ex-POW Colonel Robinson Risner, captured in 1965.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Clemente, California) [Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says Risner told Nixon POW's thank him for efforts to get their release. POW's want to shake his hand.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Nixon says we have peace with honor.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kurtis, Bill;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:04:50

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