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American POWs / Gifts / Wives / Visit #3505

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 1969
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(Studio) North Vietnam won't accept Christmas packages flown in for American POWs. Won't meet with POW wives in Paris, either. Texas millionaire H. Ross Perot, sponsors both projects. North Vietnam negotiator, Xuan Thuy calls them provocative. 3 American women from peace groups return from 2-wk. Hanoi visit with 138 prisoners of war letters.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(San Francisco, California) Madeline Deckels and Cora Weiss display Christmas posters made by American POWs. [WEISS - reads address for prisoners of war pilots, via Moscow. Letters about health and family permitted once a month 6 pound or less pkgs. permitted every 2 mos.] Women display photos of 3 POWs they met. Say 3 POWs received good treatment.
REPORTER: Ray Tannehill

Smith, Howard K.;
Tannehill, Ray

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