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Vets. Day / Vietnam War / Marketing The Memories #318861

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 11, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Ceremonies for Vets. Day reported; scenes shown of President Reagan at Arlington National Cemetery and Vietnam vets. memorial in DC. [REAGAN - says young Americans should not have to fight and die unless we are prepared to let them win.] Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Faw) Cottage industry trying to turn profit on Vietnam war featured; details given, scenes shown of commemorative products, combat film shown. [Hat manufacturer Dave GRIEGER - says this is the American way.] [Clock manufacturer Mike BOW - explains what company offers vets.] [Historian Stanley KARNOW - expresses reaction to commercialism.] "Vietnam" magazine detailed. [Mag. editor Colonel Harry SUMMERS (ret.) -comments.] [Vietnam Vets. of American Mary STOUT - says vets are not victims.] [Mag. publisher Gregg OEHLER - responds.] [In 1966, President Lyndon JOHNSON - tells vets. they will not be let down.] [T-shirt manufacturer Joe COMAZZI - explains product.] [STOUT - responds.]

Reporter(s):
Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:04:20

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