CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Question of government's credibility in identification of remains of MIAs returned from S.E. Asia examined. [Don. PARKER - notes his findings upon opening coffin of uncle James Fuller.] [Forensic anthropologist Michael CHARNEY - cites impossibility of evidence supporting Army doctors' claims.] Defense Department's rationalization of its efforts to determine if any live POWs exist outlined. [Vietnam Vets. Coalition spokesperson J. Thomas BIRCH - accuses United States government of coverup in prisoners of war issue.] [Major-Mark SMITH (ret.) - recalls orders to destroy evidence on living POWs in Laos.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon
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