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Cong., Administration / South Vietnam #481845

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 20, 1975
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(Studio) Admin. spns. blame Congress for South Vietnam losses.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(White House) Press Secretary Ron Nessen quotes Hanoi magazine to back up admin.'s charges. [Defense Secretary James SCHLESINGER - believes if more funding supplied to South Vietnam, country would be better off today.] Public opinion polls say Americans want aid stopped to South Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Capitol Hill) Senators Charles Mathias and Adlai Stevenson propose all military aid to South Vietnam be cut off by July. [STEVENSON - believes situation calls for statesmanship not blamecasting.] [MATHIAS - doesn't think anyone can say Congress hasn't been generous with South Vietnam.] Senators Frank Church and James Pearson say deteriorating situation in South Vietnam hurts chances for congress aid. Senator Jacob Javits says United States has had it in Indochina.
REPORTER: Ray Scherer

(Studio) New Harris poll out; results of Americans' attitudes toward continued aid to Vietnam recounted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Scherer, Ray

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