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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1968
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(Studio) 101st Airborne Div. unit reports killing 131 enemy N.W. of Saigon. 4 Americans killed; 48 hurt. Rptd. North Vietnam has 30,000 troops along DMZ (demilitarized zone) and offensive close by. Allies uncover 75 tons Communist equipment; most in Mekong Delta.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rte. 4, South Vietnam) Viet Cong put up rdblock. on Rte. 4 near My Tho. Some of explosives placed on road Charlie Company of 9th Div.'s 15th Engineer Battalion clear road block. Cigarettes calm men's nerves and light fuses to detonate mines. [Lieutenant Andrew MILLER - describes Viet Cong explosives. Viet Cong put them out at rate of 2 week] Traffic jam shown.
REPORTER: George Syvertsen

(Studio) American and North Vietnam representatives meet in Paris. United States spokesperson William Jordan says talks go on in hopes there'll be mood change.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Syvertsen, George

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