Television Coverage of VCS Advocacy

Here is a sample of five television news broadcasts featuring Veterans for Common Sense and our highly successful advocacy efforts. VCS thanks our members and donors for their support for our advocacy.

ABC News: VCS interviewed by ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff about how the Department of Veterans Affairs was concealing the true human costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. On February 27, 2007, VCS provided ABC with VA documents, obtained by VCS using the Freedom of Informatation, showing 205,000 veteran patients from the two wars, while the Pentagon reported only 23,000 casualties. The latest information, also obtained by VCS using FOIA, shows VA is now treating 454,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran patients. View Bob Woodruff Reports.

ABC News: VCS interviewed by ABC News reporter Brian Ross about VA and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center scandal, and how VA officials shelved a completed project intended to assist wounded soldiers with obtaining VA healthcare and benefits before discharge, March 7, 2007: View here.

CBS Evening News: VCS interviewed by CBS News investigative journalist Armen Keteyian about the worsening veteran suicide epidemic, November 13, 2007.

PBS New Hour: VCS interviewed by health reporter Betty Ann Bowser about the alarming number of veteran suicides and VA’s claim nightmare, November 20, 2008.

C-SPAN: VCS Attorney Gordon Erspamer presents our case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, August 12, 2009.

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