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Vietnam / POW's Return #227186

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1973
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(Studio) 20 more POW's scheduled for release tomorrow night as good will gesture following Henry Kissinger's Hanoi visit. 60 more POW's arrive Travis Air Force Base from Philippines.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Travis AFB, California) Lieutenant Commander Everett Alvarez, longest held POW, among 60 returning POW's. [ALVAREZ - says POW's dreamed of this day for years Always kept faith in God and President and cntry.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) President Nixon happy about POW's. Talks to Florida crowd about war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mayport, Florida) Nixon talks with woman whose husband killed in Vietnam. [NIXON - tells Navy men they helped make peace possible. Says statements of patriotism made by prisoners of war Jeremiah Denton and others makes him proud of American]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Former prisoners of war Captain James Mulligan returns home. Wife active in antiwar movement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Virginia Beach, Virginia) [POW wife Mrs. James MULLIGAN - says now is time for Americans to come together. Open discussion of issues necessary in free cntry.]
REPORTER: No reporter given (WTAR-TV newsfilm)

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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