American Legion calls for CBS to apoligize
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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