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South Vietnam / Offensive At Lull / Thieu's Pol. Problems / Saigon Life #239762

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 03, 1975
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(Studio) No major battles occur today. Govt. takes advantage of lull to move reinforcements into 2 threatened provinces, Tay Ninh and Long Khanh. Threats against Saigon incring. President Thieu's political problems continue to mount. Longer curfew goes into effect; street demonstrations banned; new calls for Thieu's overthrow continue, however.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Rush on banks begins; all savings allowed to be withdrawn, but no interest paid. Rich convert money to dollar, buy gold and hoard food. Life still seems deceptively normal throughout Saigon. Govt. trying to control flow of refugees into Saigon. Fear and panic could break out here if people believe Communists moving in on Saigon, but from Saigon, there's no place left to run.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce

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