CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) White House expects North Vietnam to release 120 American POW's some time this week Deadlock began Monday when North Vietnam said would be no more American prisoners of war releases until shooting stopped in Vietnam and until safety of Communist members of Joint Mil. Commission assured. United States pressured North Vietnam by stopping United States troop withdrawal from Vietnam and by suspending minesweeping operations in Haiphong Harbor.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) [Press Secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says in meeting between Secretary of State Rogers and North Vietnam For. Min., North Vietnam agrees to release American POW's.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(Paris, France) If American POW's released, international conference on Vietnam meeting in Paris can proceed with regular business. [State Department spokesperson Robert McCLOSKEY - says prisoners of war release unrelated to other Vietnam matters.]
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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