ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam claims increased number United States planes downed, pilots captured.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Hanoi, North Vietnam) 8 American POW's allegedly criticize United States bombing of North Vietnam, mining of North Vietnam ports. [Lieutenant Commander David HOFFMAN - says Nixon has expressed concern for Americans in Vietnam, but increases bombing, commences mining (placing Americans in far greater danger), causes death among civilian population.] Circumstances of news conference not known.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham (narrates)
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