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Vietnam / POW's #24497

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 15, 1973
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(Studio) Group of disabled North Vietnam POW's demonstrate hatred of South Vietnam as they are released.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Quang Tri, South Vietnam) POW's at first refuse to cross river to freedom in boats carrying South Vietnam's flag. Finally agree to cross. POW's throw off shirts and sandals and bandages worn as POW's. Greet awaiting North Vietnam soldiers with glee. Most released POW's crippled or hurt.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(Studio) South Vietnam spokesperson says Communist prisoners of war release will be cut off at 4000 unless VC make good on promise to free 320 South Vietnam POW's in Pleiku Province. 7000 Communist POW's held.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Bennett, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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