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Friday, March 22, 2013

CBS Amazing disgrace outrage to Vietnam Veterans

UPDATE
'The Amazing Race' Apologizes To Vietnam Veterans For B-52 Wreckage Scenes Posted: 03/25/2013

I don't watch much TV since I spend so many hours online. I listen to news and watch a couple of TV shows but never watched the "Amazing Race" so I wouldn't have had a clue other than reading the following. After reading the following, there is no way I would ever watch the show now.

Koutz calls for CBS to apologize to Vietnam veterans
The American Legion
March 21, 2013

In a scathing letter sent to CBS, Vietnam War veteran and American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz called for the Tiffany Network to apologize for "its disgraceful slap-in-the face administered to American war heroes" during a prime time broadcast Sunday night.

"The show is called ‘The Amazing Race,’ but I call it ‘The Amazing Gall,’" Koutz said. "In a broadcast reminiscent of Tokyo Rose, reality game show contestants visited a ‘B-52 Memorial’ in Vietnam, which featured the wreckage of a B-52 bomber shot down during the war. What wasn’t shown were the U.S. crewmembers that were killed or the grieving American families that were left behind. The Department of Defense is encouraging Americans to honor and commemorate our Vietnam War veterans for the sacrifice that they made 50 years ago. The American Legion takes this obligation very seriously. We only wish that the network that once gave us Kate Smith – famous for her rendition of ‘God Bless America’ – would return to its great roots and not be so eager to broadcast anti-American propaganda."
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2 comments:

Diamond.d.b@comcast.net said...

I agree with your sentiments. My brother, Marine Corporal Robert Sidney Dunbar, died in Vietnam on Memeorial Day 1970. He was 19 and he volutneered while many of my college "friends" were finding ways to avoid the draft. How soon we forget the sacrifieces of Americans who served to protect our Freedoms abroad so that we don't have to protect them on our own soil. I am concerned that the particpants in the race themselves didn't object to the segment. Once a nation loses its sense of patriotism to its beliefs and its gratefulness to those who gave their lives for their freedoms, its very existence is at risk. Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar

Kathie Costos DiCesare said...

I am sorry you lost your brother. My husband enlisted as well but he made it back home. We know so many other veterans that it really hurts when something like this happens as if no one was thinking of people paying the price then as well as now.