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Vietnam / Thieu #220326

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 02, 1972
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Thieu briefed on Kissinger talks with North Vietnam by Kissinger's dep. General Alexander Haig.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) [September 20, 1972, film of Thieu in field shown.] Thieu closes most newspapers with decree. Discontinues elections of hamlet chiefs, which has been in operation since 17th century. Mekong Delta case cited. Future hamlet chiefs will be appointed by province chiefs. [June, 1970, film of student demonstration against Thieu's reelection shown.] Thieu abolishes protests of any kind. Thieu closes nation's. universities, revalues money, declares martial law. [South Vietnam Senator NGUYEN VAN CHUC - says Thieu unpopular with people due to extreme measures taken to secure power, and gain favor with President Nixon.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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