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Vietnam Refugees / Preparation For American Life #240722

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 1975
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(Studio) For millions of immigrants coming to American 2 and 3 generations ago, 1st contact with United States usually unpleasant; photos shown; Vietnam refugees finding 1st contact with Americans more understanding.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Eglin AFB, Arkansas) Wedding ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base shown. Like thousands of fellow Vietnam, couple hopes for new life in American Resettlement officials try to equip refugees for handling American-style problems they'll face once they're on their own. Under grant from United States Office of Edward, various classes offered, incling. English, understanding American currency, budgeting, etc. [Air Force sergeant Jerry FORREST - gives lecture with regard to budgeting.] [Director refugee liaison, Colonel Bill KEELER - thinks refugees would be in bad spot without this American survival course.] Refugees can't use basic education till sponsors found for all refugees; sponsorship program running behind official hopes.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Cronkite, Walter;
Sargent, Tony

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