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Vietnam / Danang / Refugees / Thieu / Ky #36427

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 27, 1975
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(Studio) Communists open new offensives along central coast. Refugees in Danang try to get away. United States airlifts begin.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Danang, South Vietnam) Melee touched off when American embassy representative fires gun in air. Aircraft took off 50% empty. Refugees shown. Sound trucks blare messages from President Nguyen Van Thieu. 2 million people here.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(Studio) Refugees flown out of Danang to Saigon and Nha Trang.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Nha Trang, South Vietnam) Refugees arrive by World Airways jet. Evacuees go to refugee camp by business
REPORTER: Kevin Delaney (narrates)

(DC) 500,000 refugees in Danang. pentagon fears that refugees will turn into unruly mob if they can't get food and North Vietnam will take over. United States airlifts needed urgently. Agency for International Dvt. (AID) hasn't come up with money for airlift.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Studio) Increased opposition to Thieu in Saigon. Attempted coup reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Students demonstrate and battle police, protesting war and Thieu. Reported that 20 were arrested for coup attempt. Ex-prem. Nguyen Cao Ky holds meeting with supporters to discuss worsening situation. KY- says not planning coup to overthrow Thieu.]
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

Reporter(s):
Bennett, Jim;
Delaney, Kevin;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Reasoner, Harry;
Tomlinson, Frank
Duration:
00:06:10

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