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South Vietnam Situation / Refugees #481861

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 21, 1975
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(Studio) South Vietnam loses more territory to Communists Saigon's self-defense units ordered into state of readiness; Kien Duc, S.E. of Saigon, latest city to fall. Imperial capital of Hue not yet taken by North Vietnam, but is under heavy assault; Hue citizens use Highway 1 as escape route.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Highway 1, South Vietnam) Refugees fleeing Hue stretch entire 75 mile from Hue to Danang. There's haste by citizens to leave Hue, but they're not really sure why; government denies it's abandoning Hue.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) In refugee camps, there's incring. bitterness against President Thieu.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Central Highlands) Hundreds of thousands of refugees and soldiers from central highlands now on road; trek from highlands perilous because North Vietnam fire on refugees. President Thieu conts. to promise citizens that major cities and populated areas won't be abandoned, despite daily abandonments.
REPORTER: David Cohler

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Refugees from central highlands now reaching capital and spreading truth about Thieu government and cntry.'s provinces.
REPORTER: David Cohler

Brokaw, Tom;
Cohler, David;
Oliver, Don

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