Search the Archive

South Vietnam Situation / Refugees #239217

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1975
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) Yesterday's reports about huge United States airlifts taking South Vietnam refugees out of Danang turn out to be grossly inflated. Agency for International Dvt. supervises airlift; only 1800 not 10,000 refugees to be evacuated daily. Airlift of sorts started by Air Vietnam today; 327 refugees taken to Saigon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Danang, South Vietnam) Personal tragedy of teenage South Vietnam boy recounted. At Danang harbor, women hope to locate husband soldiers they left in Hue. Only escape from Hue is by sea; Hue now open city just waiting for North Vietnam to take over. President Thieu concedes city to North Vietnam. On beaches, last government troops wait for ships to take them to Danang. As troops abandoned Hue, equipment, artillery etc. left behind for North Vietnam. More boats also arriving in Danang from other abandoned provinces in South Vietnam. Danang's population swells to over million with refugees. Residents of Danang prepared to leave city for Saigon.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) South Vietnam President Thieu orders troops to stop North Vietnam advance on Danang at all costs. Pol. opposition to Thieu builds. Former South Vietnam premier Nguyen Cao Ky comes out of political retirement to lead group wanting Thieu to resign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce
Duration:
00:05:20

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.