ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 31, 1975
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(Studio) At midnight, President' amnesty program for Vietnam era war deserters and resisters expires.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [On March 29, 1973, President NIXON - urges American not to dishonor Vietnam war vets by granting amnesty to those who deserted American] [On August 19, 1974, President FORD - believes amnesty justified to give young men 2nd chance.] On September 16, amnesty proclamation signed to help bind up American's wounds. Film of Camp Atterbury, IN, shown. Majority of those eligible for clemency reject or ignore President' offer. Telephone numbers of clemency board shown on television screen.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
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