NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 25, 1979
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(Studio) Item introduced Use of chem. during Vietnam War recalled. Hearing re: effects of chem. on American troops reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Cancer victim Frank Moore featured Govt. said refusing Moore compensation, denying connection with Agent Orange, to which Moore was exposed during Vietnam War. [Wife Debbie MOORE - speaks of financial problem.] [MOORE - contrasts government's treatment of him and treatment extended by same government to foreign countries.] Vietnam War defoliation scenes shown. Presence of dioxin in Agent Orange noted. [Veterans Administration Dr. Lawrence HOBSON - says other exposures more dangerous than to Agent Orange.] [Washington Univ., Saint Louis, Missouri, Dr. Barry COMMONER - stresses dangers of dioxin.] Afflicted children of former Vietnam War Green Beret John Woods cited; shown. [WOODS - expresses fears.] Michael Ryan case cited. [RYAN - describes his child's birth defects.] [Veterans Administration Charles PECKARSKY - says birth defects caused by exposure of pregnant females.] 1968 Vietnam War film shown. Govt. investigation of matter noted. [MOORE - expresses anger.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell