× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

GI Complaints / GI Bill #475263

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 20, 1974
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) 8 disabled Vietnam war veterans continue to occupy office of Senator Alan Cranston in Los Angeles. Ex-soldiers lodge charges against Veterans Administration.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Veterans Administration chief Donald Johnson promises to meet with veterans within month
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates)

(Studio) Vets complain money entitled to them hard to get. Senator Charles Mathias to hold hearings for complaints for vets attending college under GI bill.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rockville, MD) At college campuses all over country, vets have not received checks for several months. [Leonard VOELLINGER - says without GI payments, he'll be evicted.] [Don. BLANKENSHIP - drinks coffee for lunch because he hasn't received benefits in months.] [Robert TIERT - couldn't afford to begin college because no GI payments received.] [Bernard JUDY - may be forced to drop out of school because of late checks.] [Veterans Administration Elizabeth STARBUCK - insists Veterans Administration cares about vets.] Vets are strangling in red tape. [STARBUCK - says Veterans Administration can't be immediately responsive to all complaints.] Veterans Administration bogged down with forms, lack of employees, and sick computer.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron
Duration:
00:03:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.