CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 23, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Atlanta, Georgia) Econ. plight of Veterans Administration examined; films shown. [Clarence PLESS - feels entitled to free medical care.] Increasing load on Sunbelt Veterans Administration hospitals by older vets who have migrated discussed. [Dekalb Veterans Administration spokesperson Gary PETERSON - explains inability to treat all who apply.] Related statistics outlined on screen. [Former Veterans Administration administration Max CLELAND - notes impact of aging vet on system.] Request for additional funds from Congress noted. [Representative Bob EDGAR - hopes for commitment from President Reagan and Congress to additional money.] [Veterans Administration admin. Harry WALTERS - notes nation's obligation to vets.]
REPORTER: Renee Ferguson
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