CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 1981
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(Studio) Vietnam vets.' recent efforts to force federal action on their claim of health problems related to exposure to Agent Orange during Vietnam war recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Austin, Texas) Texas legislature's support for vets: claims examined; state's senate said 1st governmental body in nation to pass bill assisting Vietnam vets. who may have been exposed to Agent Orange. [Vet. Danny JORDAN - notes government's initial reaction.] Both of Jordan's children noted suffering from birth defects. [JORDAN - outlines concerns of vets.] Program approved by Texas outlined; Veterans Administration denial of Agent Orange's harm noted. Implications of size of vote here considered.
REPORTER: Steve Croft (KDFW-TV film/tape)
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