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Vietnam Veterans / Recognition Day #276738

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 26, 1981
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(Studio) Congress noted declaring today Vietnam vets recognition day; turnout for various ceremonies across nation cited. Films shown, details given. [Kim SPLAIN - comments on lack of support.] Criticism by 8 Representatives of Veterans Administration's alleged harm to Vietnam vets reported; details given.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Los Angeles, California) [August 8, 1980, Ronald REAGAN - calls for recognition of US involvement in Vietnam.] [Vet John KEAVENEY - recalls war experience.] Keaveney and other troubled Vietnam vets noted participating in Veterans Administration-funded outreach ctrs.; vets' criticism of President's apparent about-face on Vietnam war, in light of his call to eliminate such counseling centers, mentioned. [Senator Alan SIMPSON - notes success of outreach centers.] [COUNSELOR and Ron CARRUTHERS - discuss problems of client.] Problems with outreach centers illustrating OMB's complaint about them listed. [Operation Outreach spokesperson Shad MISHAD - notes goal of Outreach.] Mishad's org. of Outreach mentioned. [MISHAD - comments on putting shuttle into space but not saving vets.] Simpson's belief that program won't be eliminated this year noted. [KEAVENEY - wants appreciation and recognition.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Dean, Morton

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