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Vietnam / POWs / Kunstler / Reaction / 1 POW #2726

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 27, 1969
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(Studio) Efforts to get information on POWs hasn't worked. 1400 MIAs and Red Cross not allowed to see prisoners. Policy may change due to Hanoi's desire to strengthen antiwar movement here. Defense Attorney William Kunstler goes to Paris to meet with North Vietnam representatives
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) [Attorney KUNSTLER - says spokesperson told me North Vietnam prepared to release information on POWs only through peace groups, under direction of national mobilization. Understood all pilots' names to be released eventually.] Only concerns North Vietnam-held pilots.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) State Department views news with mixed feelings.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Some gratified at news, but disgusted at exploitation of POW families By making information only available through peace groups, those groups will be more respectable. Believed Hanoi responding to public pressure.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Viet Cong to release 3 POWs. Report on 1, Pfc. Coy Tinsley.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(White Oak, Tennessee) 7 of Tinsley's 8 sons have gone to war. [Mrs. Juanita TINSLEY - says cried many nights, worrying about him. Thankful things turned out like they have.] His wife and father shown.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tuckner, Howard

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