NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 1975
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(Studio) Japan says fall of South Vietnam and Cambodia to affect other cntrys. in South East Asia. Japan doesn't subscribe to domino theory, however; but many American officials do.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Manila, Philippines) Philippine President Marcos and advisers reassess foreign policy in light of Indochina. From events in South Vietnam and Cambodia, Philippines believe United States can't be depended on anymore. On Philippine TV, Marcos says US can't be looked to for protection anymore. Philippines now wondering why United States military bases should be allowed to remain. Things change; recently Romania's chief of state visits Philippines; Mrs. Marcos visits China; President Marcos to visit Peking this year Philippines leaning toward neutrality. [Treasury Secretary William SIMON - reassures Philippine officials that United States to stand by its word.] [Pol. columnist Teodoro VALENCIA - doesn't think American word can be trusted. United States doesn't have same influence it did before fall of Cambodia and South Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins