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Violence Against Americans / Iran, Tanzania, Laos / Pathet Lao Takeover #37277

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1975
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(Studio) Several incidents of violence occur against Americans in Indochina and elsewhere. In Tehran, Iran, 2 unarmed Air Force officers shot and killed by Marxist terrorist; dead identified as Colonel Paul Shaffer and Lieutenant Colonel Jack Turner. 3 Stanford Univ. students and Dutch woman kidnapped from wildlife research station in Tanzania; station run by naturalist Jane Goodall. In Laos, diplomats negotiate with Pathet Lao for end to occupation of United States AID compound in Vientiane; 3 Americans caught inside. Pathet Lao expanding its control over Laos.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Vientiane, Laos) Pathet Lao seems to be moving up timetable for takeover of Laos. Savannakhet takeover shown. Savvanakhet takeover symbol of growing anti-Americanism. Vientiane takeover of AID compound very smooth. There seems to be no real effort in Laos to break off diplomatic relations with US.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

Cioffi, Lou;
Reasoner, Harry

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