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CBS ignited one last week when contestants on the popular game show the Amazing Race visited a B 52 memorial in Hanoi Vietnam.
Memorial glorifying the debt of US soldiers and it was a decision that infuriated veterans across the country and for CBS to respond.
We want to apologize to veterans particularly those who served in Vietnam.
As well as to their families and any viewers who were offended by the broadcast.
All of us here have the most profound respect for the men and women who fight for our country.
We're kind of typewriter -- the -- that -- on.
So was that apology enough Bob Beckel was one of the many and probably the first.
Who demanded an apology from the network and I saw that on the five Bob you watch this story heard this story -- -- dug it up and you commented.
Why did you react the way you reacted.
Well I think a lot of things immediate first -- -- I I was stunned I just couldn't believe anybody can be that insensitive secondly because I was against the war in Vietnam.
I've always -- carried around a little bit of you know -- that I didn't just appreciate what these guys have done and that -- would put.
Just see insensitivity of doing it on the fiftieth anniversary.
Of the beginning of the -- in Vietnam.
So I just.
I just -- usually I swear fortunately I didn't but I just it just came out -- all week long built I mean I discouraged get off and they do bothered him.
And I usually my own traders thing which I don't know much about it.
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991 farewells I thought were on the -- and the numbers were.
TSA I appreciate T now which I never did before.
The power of social media -- it was very.
What do you think of the apology is that enough for you -- you you said you're gonna.
Keep calling for -- telepathic.
Yeah I I think Q it's related to say the least but I think it's they did the right time -- -- it you know on primetime and and I just say I hope certainly hope today's stop in essence knows -- -- like this can happen and why somebody on the line didn't stop and say wait.
You know you could understand maybe who is young kids producers of who didn't have any relation to Vietnam prices are much but -- education but.
But somebody certainly who had been in my generation boomer generation which.
It ripped us apart I mean that was -- to find my generation and it's it was an agent needed somebody at CBS didn't catch it.
But that they're crazy -- you started banging the drum and then eventually you reached out to or John McCain yet.
And then that leaders of the VFW and some other groups also said -- CBS that stupid let's see you know.
-- I spoke to the had the Americans.
American legion American legion yeah and he and I had a long conversation it was very moving at the -- he was Vietnam veteran and it it was he says something -- -- doubts in Vietnam War for there's some celebration for the recognition of the fiftieth anniversary and they read the names of the fall from New York it.
It is very moving I -- a bunch of interviews for the five today.
Taking that CBS would not apologize.
And one guy trajectory start reading you who had tears and his size he apologized and I said there's no reason to apologize.
And he said you know where the hole was set all the -- try to put this behind us.
And -- -- this comes along and brings it back and -- again.
And other guys said can you imagine the families of the people who were on the B 52 would they must -- about -- and and that's so.
You know for me it's been.
Account a remarkable.
We can and I don't I don't take any credit for I'd say give credit to the millions literally millions of people who responses to the people respect you your opinion it was a go to the gut reaction and they reacted so well it.
Can help a little bit liberal -- from fox -- -- -- frankly I think that would mattered but also when -- called on my liberal side to get in this written it.
It was amazing the daily costs which is the biggest liberal blog -- mountain and against -- CBS and modem so it was a warm place -- liberals or conservatives certainly could agree on some and I think that.
Support that is important you brought us all together well thank you very much and you got results.
Think watching today and the -- with -- for the best just got the fud just my opinion thank you very much drive version thank you but I don't think soccer's not but yeah and then -- on the --
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