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South Vietnam Situation / Refugees / Provincial Capitals Fall / Thieu #36593

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 01, 1975
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(Studio) South Vietnam gives up 3 more provincial capitals without fight: Qui Nhon, Tuy Hoa, Nha Trang. Officials at California White House say United States diplomatic initiatives move toward negotiating end to fighting, but negotiations may be too late; North Vietnam advance staggering. Pictures shown, of North Vietnam seizing formerly secure areas. ABC News cameraman, Tran Khiem, assigned to cover evacuation of Danang. Missing for 4 days, Khiem turns up in Saigon with exclusive pictures of Danang taken after city fell to Communists
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Film shows South Vietnam troops' attempts to flee advancing North Vietnam and reach evacuation boats offshore. [KHIEM - describes how he filmed beach evacuation scene.] Before reaching beach, Khiem filmed pandemonium inside city of Danang; pictures shown. Khiem's escape from Danang dramatic.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

(Studio) 15 provinces of country now in Communist hands. Unknown if Communists officials actually control Nha Trang, but government officials and citizens flee city.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Nha Trang, South Vietnam) More residents leaving Nha Trang by road, causing massive traffic jam on Highway 1. Scramble to leave by boat and plane also evident. American embassy supplies plane to evacuate Americans from area.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) In Saigon, new calls heard for resignation of President Thieu. Calls come from radical Buddhists, former Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and opposition members of Saigon legislature Thieu abruptly cancels scheduled meeting with US chief of staff, General Frederick Weyand.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Bennett, Jim;
Kashiwahara, Ken;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:06:00

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