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South Vietnam Orphans / Airlift / Vietnam Orphans in US #239594

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 02, 1975
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(Studio) Chartered jet lands in Japan with orphaned Vietnam infants en route to US. Babies part of airlift by World Airways president, Edward Daly; only 54 infants permitted to make trip.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Red tape prevents more children from leaving South Vietnam. At last moment, Daly announces adoption agency had decided not to use plane offered free of charge by World Airways. Instead of 1500 being airlifted out, only handful of infants take plane out.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) American relief agencies say there's no plan to bring great numbers of these orphans to US. Some Vietnam children have been coming to United States for years to begin new life.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Adoption agencies help bring orphans to US; only lucky ones make it; over 3 million orphans may still be in Vietnam. In last decade, several thousand Vietnam babies adopted by American families. In Woodland Hills, California, Leah Brown now 2 1/2; born and abandoned in Danang. [Barbara BROWN - says she and husband have had Leah 1 week and it's just marvelous.] Browns tried for 2 years to get adopted daughter out of Vietnam. In Los Angeles, California, Krupp family ready for their Vietnam child, but so far they've not recd. their child. [Lee KRUPP - says paperwork unbelievable.] For another California couple, long wait for adopted daughter ended last night.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Dunning, Bruce
Duration:
00:03:40

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