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Vietnam + 1 #245700

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 30, 1976
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(Studio) Marches, dances and speeches commemorate 1 year anniversary of Communist takeover of South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Vietnam) Film shows evacuation of American embassy.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(No location given) [Last Marine unit to leave Vietnam sergeant Juan VALDEZ - describes faces of people who wanted to leave Vietnam.] [Ex-Vietnam ambassador Graham MARTIN - says primary objective was to get out all Americans who wanted out of Vietnam.] [Ex-Vietnam premier Nguyen Cao Ky - says Asians believe in destiny. Future uncertain.] [Vietnam REFUGEE - speaks of trying to adjust to American life.] April 4, 1975, film shows crash of C-5-A in Saigon that killed 75 Vietnam orphans. 2000 Vietnam children safely evacuated; many turned out to be not orphans. Some say Martin waited too long to evacuate. [MARTIN - says he was Prepared to call on United States troops to defense Americans against South Vietnam allies.] Martin is assistant Secretary of State and hopes for 1 more overseas tour. [MARTIN - says easy to pay price of bad press to insure safety of Americans] Ky lives in Virginia; his arch political rival, Nguyen Van Thieu, lives in England. [Kentucky - says Vietnam must survive 1st; pols. can come later. Notes dream of going back to Vietnam with troops.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Santa Ana, California) Vietnam family featured. 1 in 5 refugees unemployed in US; 1 in 4 on welfare or aid. [Vietnam refugee Khai Thi CONG - says it's hard but family is a small Vietnam.] [Mai Anh Thi CONG - speaks of homesickness for Saigon.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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