ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) [609-618 Audio Trouble.] POW-MIA (missing in action) wives in Paris, DC, and Saigon want information on husbands. 4 in Paris meet for 2 hrs. with North Vietnam officials. Atmosphere grim.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Paris, France) After 2 hrs. and 20 minutes, women ashen-faced; 2 cried. [Mrs. Bonnie SINGLETON, says received no information on husbands. Terribly disapptd.] All wives got was propaganda.
REPORTER: Pat Chapman
(DC) POW-MIA (missing in action) wives support Congress resolution that North Vietnam live up to Geneva Convention [WOMAN - makes plea for servicemen's safety. Want war over.] [2nd WOMAN - asks if husband alive or dead. Asks how can North Vietnam use men as pawns in political designs.] [CONGMAN. - says in 5 years United States in Vietnam, only 9 prisoners released. Delighted we can speak out now.] Women meet Defense Secretary Laird.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson