NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 29, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) Report on Vietnam 1 year after war's end.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Vietnam) April 30, 1975, film shows North Vietnam troops moving into Saigon. Radical changes were predicted. May 1975 film shown. Communist leaders proceeded cautiously. Debate occurred with regard to unification of the 2 VNs. November 1975 and April 1976 film shown. Unified national assembly chosen in election. Advantages of unification noted. Many Saigon bureaucrats and soldiers reeducated in indoctrination camps. Efforts made to place homeless children. Govt. has been troubled by resistance. Film shows results of raid on Saigon church in February 1 million are unemployed. Govt. solutions noted. Museum constructed in My Lai in memory of 1968 massacre by Americans Official position is that United States has responsibility to help heal war wounds and help with reconstruction. Memories of war strong in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie