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Segment 3 (Misplaced Trust) #500383

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on United States failure to take care of Marshall Island in Pacific following WW II. Upcoming evacuation of Bikini Island due to radiation from earlier nuclear tests and other exs. of misplaced trust noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Majuro, Marshall Island) Details given of promises for aid that United States gave on taking trusteeship of Marshall Island from United Nations after World War II and Americans failure to follow through with them. Population growth, alcoholism and suicide rates noted. Conditions on island of Majuro described. Residents' recent vote for more independence stated. [Island commissioner Amata KABUA - knows that residents are running out of patience.] Conditions at hospital on Majuro described; recently acquired physician's thinking of leaving due to conditions mentioned. [Dr. Michael CUMMINGS - discusses hospital conditions. Places blame on United States government] Refusal of help from trust territory administration cited. [Hospital administration John IAMAN - has asked for drugs many times and it seems no one is listening.]
REPORTER: Jim Upshaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Upshaw, Jim

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