This intimate portrait of Lieut. Elmo Zumwalt 3d’s fight for victory over cancer is made even more poignant by an ironic twist of fate. His rare cancer is believed to have been caused by Agent Orange, a defoliant used in fighting the Vietnam War by order of his father, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr., commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Vietnam in the 60’s. The strengthened relationship of father and son despite this knowledge is movingly detailed in this highly charged, inspiring piece of television journalism.
CREDITS: Av Westin, Ena Riisna, John Laurence, Hugh Downs, Barbara Walters