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Saigon / Military Developments #482438

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 28, 1975
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(Studio) West defs. of Saigon under attack by North Vietnam and Viet Cong ground forces. Ground attack preceded by heavy barrage on Ton Son Nhut airport; 2 American Marines reported killed at airport. Latest dvts. come only hrs. after new South Vietnam President Duong Van Minh sworn in; Minh proposes cease-fire, but North Vietnam turns it down. Earlier, fighter bomber attacks Ton Son Nhut airport; disgruntled South Vietnam flier may be responsible. Mil. sources say American evacuation plane destroyed at airport. NBC correspondent George Lewis volunteers to remain in Saigon to report latest developments.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Most rocketing aimed at airbase. NBC reporter at airbase, Arthur Lord, confirms 2 United States Marines killed; details given. Downtown Saigon fairly quiet.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Heavy fighting occurs at Newport bridge.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Film of fighting at Newport bridge shown. Communist troops at e. end of bridge; Saigon government rockets bridge. As fighting conts., some South Vietnam loot abandoned United States commissary in Saigon. Ea. day, fighting moves closer to center of Saigon.
REPORTER: Don Harris

(Studio) Former South Vietnam President Tran Van Huong asks South Vietnam to look to future; upon taking office, President Minh admits inability to promise his people much.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Film of leadership changeover shown. Minh's 1st task is to put together cabinet acceptable to Communists so negotiations can begin.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Chancellor, John;
Harris, Don;
Lewis, George

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