NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1972
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(Studio) North Vietnam control Quang Tri Province in north South Vietnam. Pressure placed on Thua Thien Province and its capital, Hue. In Binh Dinh Province, enemy has taken 3 District capitals. New South Vietnam defense line is 20 mile north of Hue on Highway 1. United Press International reports both enemy tanks and troops have reached that line. Another North Vietnam division moves in from west of Hue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam) Until Quang Tri city fell, South Vietnam Marines tried to keep Highway 1 open. Copters gave support. Tuesday morning, soldiers poured down Highway 1, without leaders South Vietnam officers flown out of Quang Tri city in copters.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton