NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 04, 1969
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(Studio) North Vietnam has week of national mourning for Ho Chi Minh, 79. Funeral to be Wednesday VC announce 3-day cease-fire. China, P,R. Premier Chou En-lai 1st foreign rep. to arrive. Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin expected to lead group. Hanoi says Ho's death to increase attempt to unify Vietnam. Saigon newspapers give full coverage and speak of Ho with respect.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Paris, France) North Vietnam villa flies flag at 1/2 mast. [North Vietnam SPOKESPERSON - speaks of great sorrow. We'll carry on his fight against United States aggression and we'll free South Vietnam. Try to promote peace everywhere.] At Le Bourget Airport, North Vietnam spokesperson Xuan Thuy says death to have no effect on talks. Says Vietnam war can only be settled on Communist terms. [Ho Biographer Jean Louisiana COUTURE - says Ho had great charm. Good personality, and strong principles. It's a big loss for North Vietnam people; he was a big symbol. Influence of Peking will grow now; will affect talks.] Peace Talks not held,
REPORTER: David Burrington
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