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Laos / Americans Detained / Aid Program #37211

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1975
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(Studio) In Laos, about 12 Americans, mostly AID officials and dependents remain under sort of house arrest. Students' demands for release of hostages outlined. Report follows on American assistance in Laos and people who administer it.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Vientiane, Laos) $30 million slated for Laos by United States to help cntry. economically. For Communists, AID program is symbol of American presence in area. In American hsing. areas outside Vietiane, Americans aren't panicking over situation. [AM. - admits they're nervous, but no reason for panic exists.] Communist-backed Pathet Lao to accept American aid but not American supervision for its spending.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

Cioffi, Lou;
Reasoner, Harry

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