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First Reports From Saigon #240350

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1975
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(Studio) 1st wire service reports come out from Saigon; depict postwar life in city. Following reports may or may not be censored. Associated Press tells of watching Saigon police official saluting South Vietnam war memorial then killing himself. 5 days later, Communist troops destroyed memorial. South Vietnam army captain tells of orders to report to indoctrination camp in 15 days; Communist official assures him there'll be no killing. Reports tell of booming commerce in Saigon and Mekong Delta, looting of American embassy and home of ambassador Graham Martin. United Press International reports growing criticism of United States evacuation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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