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Ford, Weyand / South Vietnam / Schlesinger News Conference #239588

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 02, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford on California vacation; very depressed about South Vietnam situation. Secretary State Henry Kissinger and Army chief of staff Frederick Weyand to meet with Ford in California; Weyand just back from Saigon. Defense Secretary James Schlesinger holds news conference with regard to South Vietnam situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) CBS obtains series of aerial photos from defense intelligence sources showing massive build-up of North Vietnam troops around Dong Ha, South Vietnam, in mos. just preceding this offensive. Photographs shown. [SCHLESINGER - says intelligence on North Vietnam good, but strength and capabilities of South Vietnam forces more highly valued than should have been.] South Vietnam suffering defeat of historic and tragic proportions.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Vice President Nelson Rockefeller says it's really too late to stop Communist advance.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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