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Vietnam Veterans / Agent Orange / Veterans Administration #293584

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 30, 1984
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(Studio) House approval of temporary compensation for Vietnam vets. claiming health damage as result of exposure to Agent Orange; details given. REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Apparent failure of targeted funds to reach Veterans Administration Outreach program participants examined; Outreach noted focusing on psychological turmoil of Vietnam war vets. [Vietnam veteran "CARL" - discusses his case.] [Outreach adviser John CATTERSON - claims Congress hasn't appropriated enough money to help everyone needing services; reacts to fact that 40% of money allocated to Outreach hasn't been touched.] Projects on which that 40% were spent graphed on screen. [Outreach leader Nick PASCUCCI - is appalled.] [Outreach director Dr. Arthur BLANK - acknowledges funds designated for Outreach have been diverted to other Veterans Administration programs.] [Representative Ted WEISS - anticipates tomorrow's House subcommittee grilling of Veterans Administration officials.] Reagan administration's past efforts to try and eliminate Outreach program recalled. [November 5, 1983, voice of REAGAN - claims Vietnam vets.' special needs will be met.] [BLANK - defs. Outreach's efforts.]

Simon, Bob

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