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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 04, 1969
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(Studio) Principle successors: Communist Party Secretary Le Duan; P.Min. Pham Van Dong, and Communist theoretician, Truong Chirh, Last American to see Ho was Harry Ashmore of Center for Study of Demon Institutions.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Santa Barbara, California) [ASHMORE - says only thing which may be different is any other successor may not have prestige to be as flexible as Ho could have been, He was conciliatory in Jan,, 1967 because of Communist world prestige. Hanoi caught between USSR and People's Republic of China New leader will have tougher line.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) New Hanoi policy only speculation. Ho not easily replaced. 50-250,000 slaughtered by Ho; he was a tyrant.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Brokaw, Tom;
Huntley, Chet

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