CBS Evening News for Monday, May 31, 1976
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(Studio) No. of dead from Vietnam war still uncertain because of those listed as "missing in action."
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) More than 1300 Americans lost in Vietnam and still unaccounted. for. Colonel Donald Lindland among MIAs. [Wife, Mrs. Bobbie LINDLAND - believes MIAs have been forgotten.] [National League of Families Colonel Earl HOPPER - supports US talks with Hanoi to get information with regard to MIAs.] Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says MIA (missing in action) question must be settled before United States normalizes relations with Hanoi, but Kissinger target of criticism. [LINDLAND - believes MIA (missing in action) issue has become political football. Talks with Hanoi needed now.] [Presidential candidate Ronald REAGAN - demands full accting. of MIAs by Hanoi.] [President FORD - states he never said United States would normalize relations with North Vietnam.] [Candidate Jimmy CARTER - says Ford playing Republican pols. with American foreign policy.] Vietnam peripheral issue. [Mrs. LINDLAND - says MIA (missing in action) families in limbo.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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