ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1973
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(Studio) Yesterday North Vietnam said it would not release American POW's. Today North Vietnam says POW's will be released. White House Press spokesperson Ronald Ziegler makes announcement.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [ZIEGLER - says Secretary of State Rogers told by North Vietnam For. Min. POW's will be released within 60 day period specified in truce.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(Paris, Fr.) [State Department spokesperson Robert McCLOSKEY - says crisis may not be over, but hopes Paris international conference on Vietnam can succeed.] Joint Mil. Cmsn. meets in Vietnam tomorrow. North Vietnam to give United States list of POW's to be released and timetable for release of rest of POW's.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Studio) Before North Vietnam agreed to release POW's, United States took various actions to pressure Communists United States warned Communists to remove missile sites below DMZ (demilitarized zone) or appropriate action would be taken. United States Navy minesweeping force pulled away from Haiphong.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
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