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Thieu Aide / Fired / Scandal / For, President / South Vietnam #234557

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 27, 1974
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(Studio) Top aide to South Vietnam President Thieu fired because of alleged link to Communist, espionage rings. True story unknown; press gets little info.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) For. press coverage in South Vietnam strictly curtailed. All-out effort made to control foreign press by information minister. Information minister can refuse to issue visas to bothersome newsmen. Strained relations between South Vietnam and North Vietnam at peace talks not aided by press problem. Press film confiscated if South Vietnam commits cease-fire violations.
REPORTER: Haney Howell

Cronkite, Walter;
Howell, Haney

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