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August 8th, 2009
03:25 PM ET

Betty Helps the Hungry

Betty's ninth trip to Vietnam for her family's charity, Help the Hungry. There she brings food, shoes, toiletries and much more to the needy. She shares her experience.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    I am very proud of Ms. Betty’s ninth trip to Vietnam for her family’s charity, Help the Hungry but I cannot applaud her introduction. What does she means with her statement? Does she intend for the citizens to abandon their rights? It was an issue for the President to listen and for the first time this issue it has being heard. The previous government and the Congress called us whiners and they used whatever label to simply turn us off. We should not miss her work in Vietnam with the immediate need of Health Care in America. Someone should look into the experience of losing someone dearly because of lack of Health Care. How many more do we need to finally be acknowledged?

    August 8, 2009 at 11:27 pm |
  2. Tom in NY


    If anyone really wants to help the hungry and clothe the naked, then they must end economic sanctions. Economic sanctions means that the nation being sanctioned becomes a parayah, no one is allowed to do business and/or engage in commerce of any kind with it. What effect do you think this has on the GDP and GNP of the nation being sanctioned? It takes a "2nd world nation" and makes it a "4th world nation."
    Economic sanctions are what keep economies of nations from becoming productive such that they can have the mechanisms where they aren't reliant on foreign aid and rations.
    Another thing is that American and European companies must end the Hegemony they have on the resources of the nations of the world. It is because there are American and European companies exploiting what is in nature that the African people, for example, do not have the money and the resources to till and cultivate the vast arable land contained within the continent.

    Let us hear such talk on the broadcast today.

    August 9, 2009 at 6:27 am |
  3. elton

    hi betty..wheres the communist government? those peasants are starving in a communist workers jane fonda maybe she can help.i saw your story and i fely sorry for the viets...for about half a second.

    August 9, 2009 at 6:59 am |
  4. Larry Robinson in Belton Tx

    OMG!!! I just saw Betty for the first time on my new Panasonic 50" Plasma this morning. She is gorgeous. It is so wonderful to see Betty maturing as a reporter/anchor. Her work in 'Nam reviels her real soul and her apathy for the less fortunate. When Betty was a morning anchor here in Central Tx, it was apparent that she was special. And we are so proud of her work. Makes us glad to see a fellow Texan impacting the world in such a caring, positive way.

    August 9, 2009 at 7:28 am |
  5. michael armstrong sr.

    Vietnam has the largest rice crops in the world why would they need food help from the out side ?

    August 9, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  6. Vu1

    A bit late to this blog, but I want to reply to these angry people posting here.
    Elton & Michael, as you may (maybe you don't) know the Communist regime was forced upon the Vietnamese people. There has never been a legitimate election in VN. You can blame all the wrongs of the world on this totalitarian regime, NOT the people of Vietnam. Do you think it's fair if people were to blame something the US had done upon the American people?
    We can do without such pointless comments as yours.

    August 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  7. Ronald Muhammad

    I think the cash for clunkers program is a excellent program. The only thing I dislike is the fact th@ dealerships only offer it to those with approved credit. Th@ alone defeats the purpose of the program because most of us driving clunkers don't have the best of credit and th@s why were driving clunkers now.

    August 21, 2009 at 11:04 am |

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