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Close Up (Amnesty) #41196

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 10, 1976
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(Studio) Reporter notes Carter's promise, before American Legion convention in Seattle, WA, during campaign, to grant blanket pardon to Vietnam war draft resisters. Those to be affected and others possibly affected also noted. Most who left United States went to Canada and Sweden.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Fort Erie, Canada) Cases noted of several men living in Canada who resisted war in various ways. [Draft evader Keven VRIEZE - says he's established now, but wants to be able to go back to United States to see how things are now.] [Army deserter Jack COLHOUN - says he's American and wants to go back to cntry.] Colhoun says he'll take nothing less than complete pardon and honorable discharge. [COLHOUN - says he doesn't feel he has to earn way back.] Another group of such men has taken Canadian citizenship, now classed by State Department as "undesirable aliens." [Derrel DULAR - says he felt as man without country and wanted to belong.] Undesirable aliens can't visit United States even as Canadian citizens; exiles say answer is unconditional pardon for all classes. [VRIEZE - says Americans want to forget and way to do it is have exiles back.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Studio) Reporter notes objections to amnesty and comments with regard to same by former POW and Medal of Honor winner Air Force Colonel George Day in Washington, DC news conference on Thursday Day spent 5 years as prisoners of war in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reasoner, Harry;
Tucker, Lem;
Walters, Barbara

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