ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 05, 1972
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(Studio) United States may announce total withdrawal of remaining 35,000 troops from Vietnam war. Reports follow meeting of South Vietnam President Thieu and Major General Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger's deputy President Thieu, due to North Vietnam offensive, takes firm control of South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Saigon, South Vietnam) 1/3 Saigon newspapers close, mostly antigovernment papers, due to Thieu's new law requiring bond against censored reports Editor stands trial for publisher wire service stories on China's urging United States to settle war at Paris Peace Talks. Found guilty, sentenced to 2 years in prison, suspended, and $5,000 fine. Antigovernment newspaper publisher criticizes new press law. Even Thieu's supporters criticize stringent government control of press.
REPORTER: Jim Giggans
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