French TV archive releases McCain POW video New Video released of POW- John McCain Prisoner of War
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PARIS - A French national archive has posted online extended footage of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain being interviewed as a bedridden prisoner during the Vietnam War.
French reporter Francois Chalais conducted the interview. His widow says the online release this week of 4 minutes, 33 seconds of footage is the fullest distribution of the interview since it first aired four decades ago.
The video shows McCain shirtless and unshaven, smoking a cigarette. Answering questions from Chalais, he spoke about being shot down over Hanoi on Oct. 25, 1967, and parachuting into a lake.
At times, when speaking of his family, McCain's lower lip trembles and his voice breaks.
"I was on a flight over the city (Hanoi) ... and I was bombi
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