NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009
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(New Orleans: Ron Mott) Louisiana Representative Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese-American in Congress and the first Republican to win the seat representing New Orleans, profiled; details given about his background. [CAO – recalls the reunion with his parents years after being airlifted out of Saigon; comments on challenging powerful Democrat William Jefferson.] [Political analyst Silas LEE- describes how everything came together for Cao.] [Mary Queen of Vietnam church Pastor Vien NGUYEN- says all the Vietnamese-Americans in the country are rooting for him.]
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