NBC Evening News for Monday, May 07, 1984
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(Studio) Out-of-court settlement of Agent Orange suit reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) Details of settlement, announced by Judge Jack Weinstein, examined. [Vets.' attorney Stephen SCHLEGEL - considers settlement a victory.] Details of agreement outlined on screen, discussed. [Dow Chemical attorney Charles CAREY - denies settlement implies liability.] [Vets.' attorney Stanley CHESLEY - notes legal jargon appropriate in such settlements.] [Vietnam war VETS. - react to agreement.] Remaining legal process explained.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani Artist: Ida Libby Dengrove
(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) Agent Orange's relationship with various health and genetic problems and claims of Vietnam vets. examined; cases of Joe Hickson, Michael Ryan's daughter Carrie, Frank Moore, Ken Webb cited as exs. [WEBB - notes his deterioration since Vietnam war.] Agent Orange, containing dioxin, recalled used in Vietnam as defoliant; details given, war-era films shown. [VET. - notes his dead friends can't share in settlement.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
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