Search the Archive

Vietnam / Military Strategy / Hanoi View / Thieu / POW #200807

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 24, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) White House sends out fact-sheet explaining current military strategy in Vietnam. Top priorities: Vietnamization and protective reaction to hold down US losses. Dep. United States Commander Lieutenant General Frank Mildren says knows of no orders to scale fighting down and doesn't know what protective reaction means. Pentagon says General Creighton Abrams knows of orders and matter is between him and Mildren. Australian journalist, Wilfred Burchett, interviewed after trip from Hanoi.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paris, France) [BURCHETT - says North Vietnam doesn't believe United States pulling out. They feels it's a "war of attrition." Moratorium confirmed their belief in unilateral withdrawal. Prepared for indefinite long pull.]
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Studio) Thieu alliance suffers setback when Democrat Socialists pull out. Don Webster reports they felt alliance was only gesture. Pfc. Jesse Harris, 20, freed by Communists
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalischer, Peter
Duration:
00:03:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.