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Downey Release / China-US Relations #469115

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 12, 1973
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(Studio) CIA agent John Downey released from China after 20 years in prison.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Hong Kong) Downey released on China-Hong Kong border. Downey's mother critically ill and Nixon made appeal to China for early release of son. Downey and Richard Fecteau who was released last year, captured in 1952. China will soon release 2 American pilots shot down while flying missions against North Vietnam. China-US relations improving, and 2 cntrys. soon to establish liaison offices in Washington, DC and Peking that will serve as unofficial embassies.
REPORTER: Phil Brady

(Studio) Lieutenant Commander Robert Flynn and Major Philip Smith to be released by China.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brady, Phil;
Chancellor, John

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