Ross Perot Discusses American POWs in Vietnam Ca. 1970Unknown - 1970
In 1969, businessman and philanthropist Ross Perot visited southeast Asia to try and negotiate the release of American (prisoners of war) POWs captured during the Vietnam War. Earlier, he had flown several of the POWs' wives to Paris in hopes of eliciting French assistance and at Christmas of that year, he attempted to deliver gifts and supplies to the POWs. This was unusual because Perot was not acting as an official agent of the United States but rather as a sort of freelance goodwill ambassador. Perot, who believed that Americans should be more active in encouraging the U.S. government to tackle problems such as the POW crisis, sponsored televised "town hall" meetings to raise awareness of the issues of the day.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , 
Copyright Date: ©1970
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