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Vietnam Refugees / World Vision Efforts #259129

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. exodus of Vietnam refugees from country since Communist takeover in South Vietnam stated. Report is on efforts of American group to help Vietnam refugees.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) World Vision film shown. Details given about Christian charity group called World Vision and its efforts to help refugees, at present those from Vietnam. Use of Navy landing craft, used to supply troops during World War II, in sailing from Singapore to locate and aid Vietnam refugees outlined. [World Vision spokesperson Burt SINGLETON - describes refugees' attitudes toward dying at sea or staying in Vietnam.] [REFUGEE - wants to go to any liberated nation, not Communist nation] Aid given to refugees by Singleton and crew reported [SINGLETON - describes conditions on boats.] President Carter's recent urging of American ships to pick up refugees noted; Singleton's explanations about reasons that ships of many ntns. are reluctant to pick up refugees stated.

Dow, David;
Mudd, Roger

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