ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1972
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(Studio) 8 years ago North Vietnam torpedo boats attacked United States destroyer in Tonkin Gulf and 1st United States bombing of North Vietnam followed. Same thing happens again, with aid of Russian MiGs. 1 MiG and 2 attacking boats destroyed.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(White House) Another round of United States bombing on Hanoi and Haiphong might result in Russia canceling May 22 summit conference with President Nixon. Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin in Washington, DC protests United States bombing. Russia will continue to supply North Vietnam with weapons.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Studio) State Department fears administration has over publicized Soviet responsibility in current North Vietnam offensive. Soviet weapons have been playing major role, however.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith Ted Koppel (quoted)
(North Vietnam) Soviet ships bring 80% North Vietnam military aid. North Vietnam film of this equipment (tanks, trucks, guns, ammunition) shown. 100 Soviet MiG-21 jet fighters at North Vietnam's disposal. 3/4 North Vietnam ships supplied by mainland China.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson (narrates)
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