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Vietnam / Bombing-Dikes #21629

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1972
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(Studio) There have been charges that United States is deliberately bombing dikes in North Vietnam. Actress Jane Fonda ends visit in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Paris, France) Miss Fonda shows film to back her charges that United States is bombing North Vietnam dikes and other civilian targets. [FONDA - says although bombs are falling on North Vietnam, it is an American tragedy.] Says every American President involved in Vietnam war is guilty of treason. [Her film of her North Vietnam tour shown. Shell holes in rice fields and dikes shown. She meets with 7 American POWs who say they feel they are being used as political weapon by United States and want families to work for peace.]
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(State Department) State Department briefing called off. Officials were to have shown pictures of damage to North Vietnam dikes located near military installations, making point that dikes were not the target. Secretary of State Rogers denied yesterday that United States planes were intentionally hitting dikes.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Cioffi, Lou;
Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Howard K.

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