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Mayaguez Incident / President Ford #240004

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 16, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford says he regrets casualties of Mayaguez rescue mission; plans to empress sympathy to families. Mr. Ford speaks about Mayaguez incident in meeting with Republican group.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(White House) [FORD - says Americans should be proud of country despite ethnic background; now is time to be especially proud because of military's actions in last 48 hrs.] Despite motives behind Mayaguez rescue, President Ford's chances for reelection next year have improved.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Studio) Cambodia's version of Mayaguez incident recounted. Reports reach Stockholm re:Cambodian gunboat firing on Swedish freighter 2 days ago.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob

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