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Vietnam / Bombing #465184

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 1972
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(Studio) American copters hit coastal targets in North Vietnam with rocket and cannon fire. Another Swedish report on effects of American bombing in North Vietnam presented.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Haiphong, North Vietnam) Before April 16, 320,000 people lived in Haiphong, but since air raids began, some of population has been evacuated. Large residential areas in center of port city have been destroyed. Tram Ti Minh lost her entire family. She says there are no military targets in area. She says she hates aggressors and wants to kill them. (Phu Loc, North Vietnam) April 16 United States B-52 bombing destroyed 121 structures. North Vietnam will not allow pictures of port area or industry sections to be taken. Reporter sees no damage in harbor area. North Vietnam govnt. admits bombing causes difficulty in industry and econ.
REPORTER: Erik Eriksson

(Studio) NBC News has discussed Eriksson's reports with State Department Tomorrow night, Pentagon correspondent Robert Goralski will report official attitude toward the bombing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Eriksson, Erik

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