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Vietnam / Halt / Reaction / South Vietnam Leaders / Talks #198324

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1968
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(Studio) Pope Paul, United Nations Secretary General U Thant and French President Charles DeGaulle call halt major step towards peace. South Korea and Thailand say American should resume bombing if good faith not shown. South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu unhappy but gave reluctant assent. Report on GI reaction.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) [SOLDIER - says hopes for peace.] [2nd SOLDIER - feels he's making mistake.] [3rd SOLDIER - says would like for all soldiers to go back. Had no choice but to come here.] 16 rockets hit Saigon last night. 23 killed; 78 hurt.
REPORTER: George Syvertsen

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Worst rocket attack at Catholic Church. Today Feast of All Saints. 19 killed; 60 hurt. Psychological impact of attack enormous.
REPORTER: Larry Pomeroy

(Saigon, South Vietnam) South Vietnam leaders meet in Independence Palace to discuss halt. National Day reception for diplomatic corps held. Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky grim-faced. Thieu shakes hands with all diplomats, incling. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker. Thieu didn't chat with Bunker.
REPORTER: George Syvertsen

(Studio) South Vietnam didn't indicate if they would attend Wednesday talks. Viet Cong silent too. Ambassador Averell Harriman says deciding procedure and agenda 1st order of business
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pomeroy, Larry;
Syvertsen, George

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