× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Vietnam / Offensive #222732

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 27, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Communist offensive concentrates in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, below DMZ. North Vietnamese close in on Quang Tri city. Tank battle reported on Highway 1; 10 enemy tanks knocked out. 8 American advisers in Quang Tri city. Refugees huddle in streets. 3 trucks carrying refugees hit mines on Highway 1, killing 40. Bad weather hampers American airpower. B-52's, however, hit enemy targets while warships off shore provide added fire power. American jets attack inside North Vietnam. B-52's also strike in central highlands near Kontum.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pleiku, South Vietnam) Appearance of families of high ranking South Vietnam officials at Pleiku airport is assurance that area is in imminent danger. They are using South Vietnam Air Force planes, diverted from war, to make escape. Vietnam MP's try to stop news cameras from filming exodus. Families fly to Nha Trang. Less fortunate civilians trapped. Roads cut by North Vietnam. These refugees huddle by road and wait.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel

Reporter(s):
Rabel, Ed;
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:03:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.