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Vietnam Refugees / Nebraska Town #256786

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 01, 1978
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(Studio) Midwest towns' development of ways to help selves and Vietnam refugees at close of Vietnam war noted. Update on one of these follows.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Ponca, Nebraska) Situation of Ponca, Nebraska, include lack of resident physician, detailed. [Ponca banker John KINGSBURY - describes economy problems from not having doctor in town and having to go to Sioux City or elsewhere for treatment.] Ponca's recruitment of and raising of funds for retraining and hsing. for Dr. Bang Tu Nguyen to come here after fleeing from Vietnam. Film shown. Retraining at University of Nebraska Med. Center mentioned. Bang opens office today. [First patient Gordon NELSON - is glad to have doctor in town. Likes Bang.] [Merchant Harley BOSSMAN - says this will be boost to local econ.; cites reasons.] [BANG - thinks he'll stay here and make it his new home, because it's nice community.] Plight of many rural American communities without physicians noted.

Cronkite, Walter;
Faw, Bob

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