CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 31, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford ducks reporter's questions with regard to Vietnam situation. Mr. Ford interrupts Easter vacation to visit Elk Hills oil fields.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Bakersfield, California) President recs. national security messages with regard to South Vietnam. President wants Elk Hills opened for more commercial drilling to help reduce US vulnerability to foreign oil embargo. After visiting oil field, President literally runs from press questions with regard to Vietnam. Aboard Air Force-1, President' spokesperson indicates President believes Hanoi's violations of Paris peace accord and failure of United States Congress to grant more aid caused current situation in South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
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