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North Vietnam / Prisoners of War Rescue Attempt #207207

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 1970
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(Studio) United States Army-Air Force team fails in attempt to rescue American POWs in North Vietnam; POWs moved to other camp; were at Son Tay.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Defense Secretary Melvin LAIRD - describes rescue mission 20 mile from Hanoi; Brigadier General Leroy J. Manor in cmd.; Colonel Arthur D. Simons led rescue attempt; no serious casualties.] [SIMONS - says caught North Vietnam by surprise; some enemy fire.] [LAIRD - says over 30 SAMs fired at Americans] [MANOR - says hoped to free many POWs.] [LAIRD - says wanted to express concern for POWs.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Over 500 POWs in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House asks North Vietnam not retaliate for attack; Nixon helped plan raid; was gutsy try.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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