× 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 #223257

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 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) Enemy rests, regroups, and resupplies. Communist forces almost surround Hue, where major attack expected. Some normalcy returns inside Hue. Panic eases among refugees; looting and arson diminish. President Thieu meets cmdrs. there. New commander, Major General Ngo Quang Truong orders South Vietnam soldiers who deserted at Quang Tri to regroup or be shot on sight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hue, South Vietnam) Fire levels much of central market Merchants and others flee city. Sampans used as North Vietnam cuts roads south of city.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(Studio) South Vietnam launch 1st counterattacks at Am Loc, and between Kontum and Pleiku. VC sets up revolutionary administration at captured Quang Tri. More United States planes en rte. to Vietnam. United States Air Force gem. relieved of Vietnam command for ordering pilots not to fly below 10,000 foot in attacking North Vietnam supply trucks. General John Lavelle replaced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite; Dan Rather(quoted)

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Webster, Don

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.