NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1968
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(Studio) South Vietnam not overjoyed by halt. Rptd. President Nguyen Van Thieu became angry with deputy American Samuel Berger during meeting and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky had to persuade him against making differences public. 2 South Vietnam communiques read. Before Johnson reported halt, rocket attacks on Hue and Saigon kill 30.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Concern is that war over for North Vietnam but not South Vietnam. Thieu considers concession premature. He knew American national interest served 1st. South Vietnam will resist coalition government
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Vietnam celebrate National Day; the overthrow of Diem's government [SOLDIER - hopes it's step in right direction.] [2nd SOLDIER - doesn't think it'll help anything. Should bomb.] [3rd SOLDIER - says shame halt couldn't have occurred earlier. Hanoi should be levelled if nothing comes of talks in next few weeks] [AM. - says fine if it works out. Probably pols.] [4th SOLDIER - thinks it's a mistake. South Vietnam tired of war; hopes halt will bring peace.]
REPORTER: Jim Bennett