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Cambodia Leader / Pol Pot / Peking Visit #254394

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1977
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(Studio) Since Cambodia was taken over by Communists, only word on situation inside country came from those able to escape. Until this week leader's name not known; is now reported to be man who goes by name Pol Pot, believed to be French-educated intellectual actually named Saloth Sar, whose Communist roots go back 26 years World's 1st glimpse of Cambodia leader is upon his arrival in Peking.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hong Kong) (Canton television film shown.) Pol Pot is not only leader of Cambodia but chairperson of Cambodian Communist party Existence of neither was known until revealed last wkend. by Radio Phnom Penh. Pol Pot's place as party chairperson is confirmed by China (PR) Chairperson Hua Kuo-feng. Stories of atrocities in Cambodia under Communists, told by those who have escaped cntry., noted.
REPORTER: Barry Kalb narrates

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Barry

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