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The USO: A History / 1970s and 1980s (Part IV) #655641

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 25, 2001
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Beth Nissen) The role of the United Service Organization (USO) with the new military in the 1970s and 1980s reviewed; film shown of the shows for troops on long tours. [Singer Loretta LYNN - says she spent two Christmases with the USO.] [USO President/CEO General John TILELLI - cites the importance of the soldiers serving America; praises Bob Hope for 60 years of service to America's armed forces.] [Entertainer Wayne NEWTON - recalls the shows on aircraft carriers.] [USO emcee GRANT - jokes.] Footage shown of Billy Joel singing and entertainer Steve Martin and Hope with the sailors and soldiers.

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Nissen, Beth
Duration:
00:06:50

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