CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 1972
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(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)
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