ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 1972
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(Studio) President adviser Henry Kissinger talks 2 hrs. with South Vietnam President Thieu in Saigon. They will meet again tomorrow before Kissinger flies on to Tokyo to meet with new Japanese Premier Tanaka.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Kissinger refuses to talk to newsmen during 2-day stay. Kissinger meets with commander United States Forces in Vietnam, General Frederick Weyand, US Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker, and 7th Air Force commander General John Vogt for 3 hrs. There is speculation that Kissinger will ask Thieu to accept cease-fire in place despite North Vietnam control of some South Vietnam territory, or that South Vietnam President step down.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett
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