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South Vietnam Refugees / American Reaction / President Ford / Meany #37482

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1975
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(Studio) President meets with Republican leaders; South Vietnam refugees main topic.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) [Senator Hugh SCOTT - says President amazed and shocked by American reaction to refugees.] Mail running against President' humanitarian position on refugees. President to hold news conference tonight; expected to plead for more sympathy and less criticism of refugee program.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) ABC to carry President' news conference live at 7:30 p.m. EDT. AFL-CIO president George Meany agrees with President Ford on refugee resettlement policy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) AFL-CIO executive council meets in DC; topics of discussion outlined. [MEANY - thinks if United States can't open its arms to South Vietnam refugees, we're denying own heritage.] AFL-CIO gearing up own program to aid refugees.
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

Jarriel, Tom;
Kincaid, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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