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CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1973
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(Studio) New York "Times" reports POW's sometimes fought among themselves and that they had different thoughts about war. Some POW's made antiwar statements freely and were ostracized by other POW's. POW's were sometimes maltreated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Portsmouth, Virginia) [Captain Jeremiah DENTON - says homecoming remarks his own and not prepared by military Says has no objections to general tone of New York "Times" story.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(San Antonio, Texas) [Former Viet Cong prisoners of war sergeant Ken. WALLINGFORD - says as POW lived in 7 x 10 foot cage. Was chained to cage. Says opposes amnesty.]
REPORTER: David Dick

(Studio) Most former POW's support United States policy in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Montgomery, Alabama) [Lieutenant Colonel Carlyle HAPRIS - says while prisoners of war was happy about United States bombing Hanoi in 1972. Approved all United States action in Vietnam.]

(Studio) Former prisoners of war alleged to have made antiwar statements while in captivity holds news conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Knox, Kentucky) [sergeant Bobby Louis JOHNSON - denies ever making antiwar statements.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Nixon says POW's receiving many job offers. Suggests Vietnam vets. not POW's also need jobs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David;
Jones, Phil;
Plante, Bill;
Rabel, Ed

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