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Vietnam Remembered (Part IX) #303050

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bardstown, Kentucky) Role of American youth in Vietnam war, both as soldiers and catalyst to its end, recalled; films shown. Current generation's ignorance about Vietnam experience examined. [Conscientious objector James QUAY - explains his actions.] [Jerry RUBIN, Abbie HOFFMAN - comment on their current philosophies.] [Jane FONDA - regrets way she presented her argument then.] Bardstown, Kentucky, thought sustaining highest death rate of Vietnam vets. during war than any other United States community. [1969, OFFICIAL - reads names of slain vets.] [STUDENTS - display their ignorance, desire for apathy.] [Mayor Gus WILSON - isn't surprised; recalls town's changing attitude toward war protesters.] [STUDENTS - consider reasons for not discussing Vietnam war.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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