NBC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1975
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(Studio) Total number of South Vietnam refugees at least 110,000; 30,000 on South Vietnam naval vessels; President Ford authorizes their entrance into US.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Fort Chaffee, Arkansas) South Vietnam refugees arrive at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Governor David Pryor officially greets refugees. Fort Smith residents have collected toys and clothes for refugees. 20,000 refugees eventually expected here; South Vietnam can't leave till processing complete and American sponsors found. [Dr. Lam Van THACH - discusses American anti-refugee feelings.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
(Camp Pendleton, California) More than 8000 persons have arrived here in past few days; long lines wait for processing. Today, officials say all incoming refugees to be on way to new homes within 7-10 days.
REPORTER: Roy Neal
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