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Veterans Administration / Cleland #47460

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 25, 1977
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(Studio) Senate committee is today reminded of fairly recent tragedy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) (Film of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, in 1968 shown.) [Veterans Administration administration-designate Max CLELAND - says it's long way from B-52 bomb crater 8 years ago.] Cleland lost both legs and 1 arm in Khe Sash battle; is Carter's choice to head Veterans Administration Cleland testified to same committee in 1969; part of former testimony read to him today. [Veterans Affairs Committee chairperson Senator Alan CRANSTON - reads Cleland's former testimony.] [CLELAND - says he knows difficulty of readjustment that he and others have had and wants to address problem soon.] [CRANSTON - says he's glad Cleland to be Veterans Administration head.] Committee approves Cleland.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Report on Veterans Administration Comment with regard to agency made by Ralph Nader noted. Agency has updated self since variety of rebellious demonstrations by vets in 1974. (Film shown of vets seizure of federal building in Los Angeles in March, 1974.) [CRANSTON - notes problems still in agency.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank

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