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Laos / Communist Control Gaining #482638

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1975
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(Studio) In Laos, end of coalition government looks to be quite near. Growing control by Communist-controlled Pathet Lao reported along with new defense minister, a member of Pathet Lao. Some forecast all pro-American elements to be gone soon. Neutralist, Prince Souvanna Phouma, appeals for calm.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Vientiane, Laos) Rumors circulate of evacuation of American embassy staff members families, but all activity not connected with American evacuation. Situation could change quickly; following anti-American demonstration, Americans advised to stay off streets. Film of May 9 anti-American demonstration shown.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Admin. says no present plans exist to evacuate Americans from Laos. Senator Mike Mansfield thinks some type of American presence should be maintained in Laos after Pathet Lao takes over.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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