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Vietnam / Air War #221244

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 22, 1972
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(Studio) United States reports 16 airmen missing, 2 B-52's and 2 fighter-bombers shot down. Hanoi reports 3 other big bombers shot down today and 5 crewmen captured. In all, United States reports 43 airmen missing or captured since Monday Hanoi reports Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi destroyed. Other damages given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Utapao AFB, Thailand) United States very secretive about Utapao AFB. Reporters have trouble finding out anything. But now Bob Hope giving Christmas show there, and so reporters get to talk with airmen there. [HOPE - tells jokes.] Newsmen not allowed to film interviews with airmen on any subject except Christmas. [Captain Jim GRACE - says men happy tonight at least.] Most airmen approve renewed bombing of Hanoi area.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Studio) United States will begin giving weekly rather than daily casualty reports North Vietnam claims some Americans wounded when United States bombs hit prisoners of war camp in Hanoi. Pentagon casts doubts on this, but does not deny it outright.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Pentagon spokesperson Jerry FRIEDHEIM - says has no information North Vietnam allegations correct.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Senator Barry Goldwater says he approves bombing. 41 antiwar religious leaders say bombing is madness. Pope Paul says bombing unjustified. Australia cables Nixon of its disapproval of bombing. National Peace Action calls for protest demonstrations on inauguration day.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert
Duration:
00:05:40

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