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Vietnam War Vet / Kovic / Congress #331457

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Redondo Beach: Jerry Bowen) Vietnam war veteran Ron Kovic, man portrayed in film "Born on the Fourth of July", reported considering Congressional candidacy; details given; scenes shown of Kovic. [At Golden Globe Awards, KOVIC - comments on winning award.] Kovic recalled attempting to break into 1972 Republican convention; scenes shown. [Orange County Republican committee chairman Tom FUENTES, committee member Bob RAY - say Kovic would not be elected.] Congressional seat in question noted belonging to Representative Robert Dornan; Dornan's letter to constituents quoted. [DORNAN, KOVIC - comment on their views.] [Vietnamese-American Republican Club Christine VU-DINH - comments on Kovic.]

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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