CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 08, 1977
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(Studio) Ronald Ridenhour is GI who heard of 1968 My Lai massacre in Vietnam war and brought it to attention in US. Recently, he returned to Vietnam.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(No location given) Reporter asks what's now being done at My Lai. (Films of Ridenhour's trip shown.) [RIDENHOUR - says most people seem to be getting on with business of life. Monument to dead has been erected. Says Vietnam don't forget My Lai and war, but don't dwell on it.] Reporter asks with regard to economy [RIDENHOUR - notes govts. process of gradualization.] Reporter asks re: rehabilitation of prostitutes. [RIDENHOUR - cites exs. of rehabilitation.] Farm area outside Saigon is being used to move people out of city. [RIDENHOUR- describes use of area, some of problems and determination of people. Says people go there because life in city is tougher.] Reporter notes Vietnam desire for relations with US. [RIDENHOUR - notes Vietnam's desire and need for United States money.]
REPORTER: Peter Collins
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