× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Paris Peace Talks / POWs #440875

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 29, 1968
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Video unstable throughout tape.)

(Studio) Paris Peace Talks to resume eventually. Talks delayed by arrival of South Vietnam representatives and due to Averell Harriman's schedule. Viet Cong objections outlined. Reduction of level of combat in South Vietnam rejected by VC. Delegation from South Vietnam said due in Paris and US, latter to explain South Vietnam position. South Vietnam plans to release 140 POWs soon.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Bien Hoa, South Vietnam) Prisoner release said ritualistic; prisoners not hard core VC. But offer made to release 40 North Vietnam prisoners if Hanoi would accept them. Hanoi ignores offer. North Vietnam insists its Army not fighting in South Vietnam. Fiction to complicate Paris Peace Talks. 20,000 Communist prisoners said held in South Vietnam; not ransom material for 336 United States men held by North Vietnam, unless North Vietnam will discuss prisoner exchange. So far, North Vietnam unwilling.
REPORTER: Bob Jones

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Jones, Bob
Duration:
00:02:00

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.