CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 20, 1977
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(Studio) United States commission to Vietnam and Laos recs. remains of 12 Americans in Vietnam; commission chairperson Leonard Woodcock says in Laos there's only hopes for future.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Clark AFB, Philippines) Reporter notes poverty and economy troubles apparent in Vientiane. Many Laotians with government experience have fled over Mekong R. to Thailand. Insurgents in south and in mts. reported to commission by officials. Contrast of reception in Laos to that in Vietnam noted. Group returns to Philippines with bodies of 12 MIA's and hopes for enlightenment on fates of more from Vietnam, but not from Laos. [WOODCOCK - they have hope for future from Laos, nothing more.] Representative G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery, who led earlier group to Hanoi, says this trip to Vietnam different. [MONTGOMERY - believes possibilities for Vietnam accounting for MIA's better now.]
REPORTER: Barry Kalb
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