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Vietnam / Bombing Halt / Soldiers / North Vietnam / Action #456

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1968
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(Studio) Report on soldiers reaction to halt.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam) Soldiers listen to President speech. [SOLDIER - says halt won't do any good. They haven't honored ceasefires or truces.] [2nd SOLDIER - calls it mistake. Infiltration will increase] [3rd SOLDIER - need something to negotiate with.]
REPORTER: No rtpr. given

(Studio) Report on North Vietnam group's reaction.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Paris, France) North Vietnam sent word to reporters that they wouldn't appear. Mimeographed message says President Johnson's move relayed to Hanoi and NLF and South Vietnam will join United States and North Vietnam in peace talks next week Ambassador Harriman hints Saigon might not send delegation by Wednesday
REPORTER: John Rolfson

(Studio) Before halt in effect, Viet Cong shell Saigon and Hue. 32 killed. 2 other South Vietnam towns also shelled.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Rocket hits Catholic Church during services. 20 killed; 60 hurt. Damage shown. Similar action would violate halt agreement. Enemy fires across DMZ (demilitarized zone) hitting Marine base. Americans kill 42 North Vietnam in action near Cambodian border. On river in Mekong Delta, United States Navy LST boat went into mine. 16 killed; 8 MIA.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

Reynolds, Frank;
Rolfson, John

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