NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 27, 1975
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(Studio) South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu and ex-prem. Nguyen Cao Ky oppose each other. Thieu orders arrests of opposing pols. and journalists; says they planned to overthrow him.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Saigon, South Vietnam) Some of those arrested went to meeting at Ton Son Nhut air base with Ky. 30 leaders met to form national salvation front to gradually move Thieu from office. [Govt. REP. - says (in Vietnam) that coup d'etat thwarted and those responsible arrested.] [Ky - says Communists would profit 1st from a coup. Thieu must be aware of dangerous situation. Change needed.] Thieu stays in palace. It's felt his days there numbered.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord
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