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American Evacuation / South Vietnam / Vietnam, Cambodian Evacuation #239631

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 22, 1975
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(Studio) American evacuation from South Vietnam in high gear. In DC, official immigration barriers lowered to admit more than 100,000 Cambodian and Vietnam refugees. US sends more fighter planes to Thailand and places more ships off South Vietnam coast to protect American evacuation. Thousands of Americans and Vietnam arriving at Clark AFB, Philippines.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Clark AFB, Philippines) Day's goal is to evacuate more than 4000 persons. Depression, sorrow and homesickness to come later for Americans and Vietnam whose homes have been Saigon for varying amts. of time. [Teacher Duane HAUCH, nurse Marilyn LEARNED - discuss their feelings, and mood of people in Saigon.] Temporary tent city set up at Clark Air Force Base to accommodate influx of Vietnam and Americans
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Attorney General Edward Levi cuts usual red tape to admit South Vietnam and Cambodians without delay. President Ford discusses stepped-up evacuation with cong. leadership
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) President tells Congmen. Saigon to contain fewer than 1500 Americans by end of day. [Senator Clifford CASE - disagrees with administration officials' statement that developments in Vietnam to cause other nations to lose faith in American] Admin. still trying to arrange 11th-hr. cease-fire and presses for more mil. aid; there's feeling that United States can't exert much control over events in Indochina any longer. Press spokesperson Ron Nessen says it's impossible to say what will happen next in Saigon.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:04:30

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