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(Studio) Communist forces in South Vietnam step up attacks in fertile Mekong delta region. Mekong delta action could be prelude to major offensive in area. In Saigon, run on banks and food stores appears to be lessening. 3 United States banks in Saigon evacuating some employees; United States State Department encouraging some Americans to leave.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Outwardly, American community seems unaffected by stunning loss in South Vietnam. In change of policy, American officials urged to move families back to US. Americans really very concerned about weeks ahead, fate of Vietnam persons working for Americans, refugee problem, and United States policy in South Vietnam. [American Kathy FUNK, Pat NOLTON - react to situation in South Vietnam.] Unless slide toward total defeat stops, United States embassy must begin to think about large-scale American evacuation.
REPORTER: Peter Collins
- Collins, Peter;
- Cronkite, Walter
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