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CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 02, 1979
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(Studio) Controversy over murder of Texas fisherman and chgs. against two Vietnam refugees in case recalled; acquittal of one by judge reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Seadrift, Texas) Jury's acquittal of the other refugee, Fau Van Nguyen, detailed; victim Billy Joe Aplin said portrayed as bully, racist. Details given. Films, photos shown. Conflict between Vietnam refugees and white residents of Seadrift, Texas, examined. [Town cnclman. Bo CUNNINGHAM - comments.] Fear among Vietnam crab fisherman due to open talk of avenging Aplin's death noted. [Bobby VANDAGRIFF - says someone will take care of the Vietnam.] Actions take by town officials cited. [Doc APLIN - says they should be taken somewhere and made Americans of before they're brought here.] [Iva CUNNINGHAM - says she wants refugees to act civilized and act like townspeople.] Accusations against Vietnam refugees outlined.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob

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