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Vietnam / My Lai / House Study / Rivers #3332

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 11, 1969
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(Studio) Captain Ernest Medina testifies before House Armed Services Sub. Committee with regard to My Lai. Warrant Ofr. Hugh Thompson's testimony caused squabble.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Rivers angry at news stories which quoted committee members as differing with his public statement. Captain Medina well received by Committee Committee mbrs. told reporters different version of Representative Rivers' remarks with regard to Thompson's testimony. These members fear Representative Mendel Rivers' and Committee's major intent on whitewashing My Lai. Committee members shown: F. Edward Hebert, Leslie Arends, and Durward Hall. Only 5 of Committee members oppose Representative Rivers in public. [Representative Lucien NEDZI - says Rivers can get what he wants through Committee] Committee can't release findings until court-martial is over.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank

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