NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 22, 1971
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(Studio) Representative Paul McCloskey charged United States bombing has created 100's of 1,000's Laos refugees.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee
(DC) Dep. Assistant Secretary William Sullivan challenges McCloskey charges; based on few interviews. Senator Edward M. Kennedy calls on Fred Branfman, interviewer of 1,000's refugees in 4 years [BRANFMAN - suggests US carrying out most protracted bombing of civilian targets in Laos history.] [KENNEDY - says Branfman comments in response to Sullivan position on McCloskey charges.] [BRANFMAN - says time to send Senator team to view situation.] [SULLIVAN - says most refugees haven't been in areas subjected to bombing.] [KENNEDY - challenges Sullivan statement; believes bombing responsible for at least 75% of refugees.]
REPORTER: Paul Duke