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Vietnam Revisited

The Vietnamese suspect the toxin is responsible for cancers, deformities and disabilities.

(DA NANG, Vietnam) - Vietnam Reporting Project fellow Thuy Vu, an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter for CBS5, recently returned to her homeland of Vietnam to take an in-depth look at the impact of Agent Orange.

This CBS5 Special Report explores the on-going health impact of Agent Orange, the toxin used by the US military to defoliate the jungles of Vietnam.

The half-hour report premiered on January 3, 2011 at 7pm.

During the Vietnam War, more than 20 million gallons of the dioxin-contaminated defoliant were dumped on Vietnam jungles, affecting its people and the soldiers who fought alongside American troops.

The Vietnamese suspect the toxin is responsible for cancers, deformities and disabilities.

While American soldiers have received health care for their Agent Orange related issues, the Vietnamese feel they’ve been abandoned by the US government.


Vietnam Revisited: A CBS5 Special Report from Vietnam Reporting Project on Vimeo.

Thuy is an Emmy award-winning reporter and substitute anchor at CBS 5. She joined the station in December 2005, based in the San Jose bureau.
She was at KPIX as a reporter and fill-in anchor for four years in the 1990's. She has also worked at KTVU as a reporter and fill-in anchor and at ABC7 as a weekend anchor and reporter.
She started her journalism career in public radio at KQED-FM in San Francisco. She later moved on to National Public Radio (NPR),

- Emmy for "Best Newscast" and a west coast Associated Press award for "Best Anchor Team."
- Emmy and Associated Press awards for a feature on the 30th anniversary of the Babylift flights at the end of the Vietnam war.
- Three national awards from the Asian American Journalists Association and a Best Reporter award from the northern California chapter of American Women in Radio and Television.
-Best Special Program award from the Peninsula Press Club for a half-hour show on how Vietnam has changed since the war.

Special thanks Agent Orange Action Group

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