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Vietnam / POW's #227361

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1973
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(Studio) American POW's expected to be released last night still being held. North Vietnam says will not release them until United States and South Vietnam comply with all provisions cease-fire. North Vietnam wants guarantee of safety for Communist members Joint Mil. Commission
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler, quoting President, says United States regards POW issue as of highest priority and wants it discussed before anything else at Paris conference on Vietnam now in session. [ZIEGLER - says American POW's to be released at same rate American servicemen withdrawn from Vietnam. 1/2 American servicemen out of Vietnam, but only 1/4 American POW's released.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) At international conference in Paris, Secretary of State Rogers brings up prisoners of war issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paris, France) Rogers talks with USSR 's Gromyko today. Nixon orders Rogers to drop everything and concentrate on prisoners of war issue. Earlier North Vietnam's Nguyen Tanh Le blasted United States and South Vietnam for violating cease-fire. Congress now in jeopardy. [State Department spokesperson Robert McCLOSKEY - says United States has evidence of North Vietnam infiltration into South Vietnam since truce.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) North Vietnam says United States delaying sweeping mines from Haiphong Harbor. In Vietnam, heavy fighting reported in Mekong delta.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam) South Vietnam commander charges North Vietnam moved into hamlet after truce. South Vietnam trying to regain it.
REPORTER: Foster Davis

Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Foster;
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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