CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1977
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(Studio) United States and Vietnam representatives to meet in Paris, France, beginning next Tuesday, to discuss improving relations Vietnam premier Pham Van Dong ends visit to France today; says he's optimistic with regard to US-Vietnam relations France has promised Vietnam technological and economic aid. (Film shown.) Friday is 2nd anniversary of South Vietnam's unconditional surrender. Vietnam war had many costly battles; 1 was Khe Sanh.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Paris, France) Report on battle of Khe Sanh, near Ho Chi Minh Trail; fighting so intense, president Johnson demanded written assurances from chiefs of staff that United States could win. (Film of battle shown.) Present Vietnam government attempts to resettle area and begin production of food in rich soil. Many workers here are former soldiers in army of South Vietnam president Nguyen Van Thieu. Old mines and bombs still must be found before land can be planted.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer
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