CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 30, 1975
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(Studio) CBS correspondent Ed Bradley among last newsmen to leave Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Saigon, South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Manila, Philippines) [Dan RATHER - questions Bradley about last hrs. in Saigon.] Recalls riding around Saigon for 4 or 5 hrs. trying to find way out of city; eventually busload of Americans scaled embassy wall and were evacuated. [Dan RATHER - asks if South Vietnam tried to scale wall.] Several thousand South Vietnam tried to scale wall; Vietnam desperate to leave country Marines refused to let anyone into embassy without proper credentials. [Dan RATHER - asks Bradley to describe scenes inside embassy and his feelings as he waited for evacuation.] Describes scenes of American money being burned; remembers recalling phrase "light at end of tunnel."
REPORTER: Ed Bradley
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