ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 27, 1985
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REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Fresno, California) Efforts of Hmong refugees from Laos to adapt to United States culture examined; films shown. Hmong role in CIA efforts during Vietnam war recalled. [REFUGEE - notes need to learn sophisticated farming.] [Hmong community leader Tony VANG - cites cultural problems.] California welfare law discouraging employment explained. [Soc. services department spokesperson Robert WHITTAKER - cites catch-22 United States places Hmong in. ] [REFUGEE - describes lack of income, food for family.] [WHITTAKER - describes psychological impact on Hmong resulting in sudden death syndrome among adults.] [VANG - fears government will lose patience.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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