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Laos Situation #14453

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1971
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(Studio) News embargo conts. concerning Laos situation. USSR denounces supposed allied invasion of Laos; Communist Laos broadcast complains of massing allied forces for attack. Senators complain of lack of info.; For. Relations Committee considers establishing own staff to gather information
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) President Nixon requests General Abrams lift news embargo as soon as possible. [White House Communications Director Herbert KLEIN - points out people need to realize facts will be told; embargo in best interest of US; reporters know what's happening now, will be able to report everything when embargo lifted.] Decisions up to United States Saigon command.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) North Vietnam has encircled Luang Prabang, Laos and seized Muong Soui, Laos.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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