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Paris Peace Talks #441186

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 20, 1968
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(Studio) Le Duc Tho, North Vietnam negotiator, says as peace essential United States must get rid of South Vietnam government Averell Harriman and Ky meet, to cool Ky's anger re: criticism from US. Ky tells newspaper he will ask United States to withdraw if US to make South Vietnam slaves of Communists
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Paris, France) Atmosphere of negotiations explained. Stances of various parties characterized. Film shown. North Vietnam said manipulating West press. Ky playing for audience back home. Viet Cong making prisoners of war liberation gestures. US, like Averell Harriman wants killing stopped before President Johnson leaves office. Christmas to bring complete pause in talks. Serious talk may begin next year
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Huntley, Chet

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