CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 23, 1981
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(Studio) Memorial Day wkend. demonstration in Washington, DC by Vietnam vets protesting health problems believed stemming from Army's use of Agent Orange in Vietnam reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Agent Orange role in Vietnam war recalled; films shown. Chemical's link with cancer and birth defects in animals noted. Vets' efforts to convince Veterans Administration of link between Agent Orange and Vietnam vets' health problems outlined. [Agent Orange Victims of New York spokesperson Ron De BOER - notes findings of survey.] [VETS - express their feelings on issue.] House noted voting on legislature providing priority treatment for vets exposed to Agent Orange; similar Senator bill reported dying in committee Veterans Administration representatives noted declining invitation to today's meeting; Veterans Administration newstape shown. Veterans Administration reported recently awarding University of California at Los Angeles funds for study of Agent Orange; details given.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia
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