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Laos / American Evacuation Stepped Up #37316

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 23, 1975
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(Studio) United States officials step up evacuation of Americans in Laos American harassment on incr. in country
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Vientiane, Laos) American hsing. complex in virtual state of siege; Americans trying to leave country find it difficult to get out of complex; details given. Laotian employees of Americans inside complex allowed to leave by Laotian soldiers and demonstrating students. [US charges d'affaires Christian CHAPMAN - has no evidence of Laotian violence against Americans] Agreement worked out between Laotian government and Americans; many women and children of Americans allowed to leave complex and country
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Vientiane, Laos) Govt. leaders hold rally in capital. Pathet Lao taking over country very quickly with little opposition.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman

Chapman, Irv;
Cioffi, Lou;
Reasoner, Harry

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