NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 21, 1972
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(Studio) President Thieu makes 2nd frontline visit, to Quang Ngai. Yesterday visited Quang Tri city.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Quang Tri, South Vietnam) Total devastation noted. Some shells continue falling. Bodies of North Vietnam rot under rubble. Chemical teams spray ruins to kill odor. President Thieu arrival unexpected. Gives Marine commander bear hug. Makes quick visit. [THIEU - says South Vietnam army has won the North Vietnam army.] Reporter asks about cease-fire before United States election. [THIEU - does not believe cease-fire could happen before election.] Thieu moves to Marine command post. Stops at regiment hospital. Talks to cmdrs; wounded Marines. Thieu wanted to remain, but risk too great. Leaves after 4 hrs. [Report include film of areas mentioned.]
REPORTER: Bob Jones