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Vietnam / Bombing Resumes #461964

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 19, 1972
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(Studio) Armada of United States planes bombs North Vietnam, in Hanoi, Haiphong area. Said heaviest bombing of this war; possibly any war. 2 United States B-52's downed, probably by surface-to-air missiles. F-111 downed by automatic fire. 7 from B-52 parachute to safety in Thailand. 6 others captured, shown before foreign press in Hanoi. Bombing blamed on stalled peace negotiations. White House correspondent Richard Valeriani cautioned against pessimism.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Admin. says North Vietnam continues private talks on technology matters. Thursday session Paris Peace Talks still set. Henry Kissinger, Le Duc Tho get together again. Kissinger, Senator William Fulbright meet. Admin. officials elaborate on bombing reasons.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Kissinger has blamed North Vietnam for changes in agreements. North Vietnam challenges charge. Says United States demands 126 changes. White House denies this charge. Xuan Thuy still in Paris for technology talks.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Gif-sur-Yvette, France) Xuan Thuy hosts technology meeting. William Porter arrives for meeting as bombs fall in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

(Choisey-le-Roi, France) Xuan Thuy denounces bombings. Charges Kissinger with truth distortion. [THUY - says peace never as near as Kissinger claimed.] Other North Vietnam positions explained.
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

(Studio) No POW's now expected by Christmas.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Dobyns, Lloyd;
Valeriani, Richard

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