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Pueblo Film / North Korea #199835

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 25, 1968
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(Studio) North Korean propaganda film of "Pueblo" crew in news conference shown. Reporter cites inaccuracies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(N. Korea) August 13 reported date of news conference North Korean narrates. [Commander Lloyd BUCHER - says we were caught red-handed while committing espionage within North Korean waters. All proven. We've apologized and asked for leniency. Urges United States government to accept responsibility for acts so we may be reunited with families.] [Executive Ofr. Lieutenant Edward MURPHY - desires to return home to be with family and friends. Has received humanitarian treatment despite being criminal. When United States admits crime and apologizes and assures it won't occur again, may return home.] [Communications Technician 37c Rodney DUKE - says crew will be held responsible if United States doesn't apologize. Will be tried here and punished.] Some of crew shown playing volleyball. Reporters talk to some of crew not at press conf. [Communications Technician Ralph MCCLINTOCK - says has faith in God that US will apologize and crew set free.]

(Studio) Reporter feels film was propaganda produced in North Korea.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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