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(Studio) House subcommittee holds hearings on amnesty for Vietnam deserters. Justice Department opposes any move toward amnesty. Insists only President has right to declare amnesty.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(US-Canadian border) Most draft dodgers in Toronto attempt to make new life. [Draft evader Alfred CLEMENS - refuses to return to United States without amnesty; reasons given.] [Deserter Hal FRANCIS - doesn't think he deserted American, but Vietnam.] Questioned about men who died fighting in Vietnam. [Evader Joe JONES - insists evaders and dodgers not responsible for deaths in Vietnam. More people should have dodged military duty.] [FRANCIS - wants amnesty, but hopes look dim for acceptable amnesty now.] Evaders in Canada want unconditional amnesty for all involved in Vietnam war.
REPORTER: Steve Young
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Young, Steve
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