NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 06, 1977
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(Studio) French cameraman Jacques Renoir took West film crew into North Korea for 1st time in 25 years Following is narration of film.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) By end of Korean War, only 3 hses. left standing in Pyongyang, North Korea, because of American bombing. (Film of bombing shown.) Now city is rebuilt, but country remains closed to most westerners. Film team from France negotiated for mos. to get permission. Position and power of Kim Il Sung, lifestyle of people, mechanization of agriculture and push for ind. described. Kim's biggest problem is at 38th Parallel, separating North and South Korea. United States and North Korea troops watch each other constantly at Panmunjom, and there's still no peace, only cease-fire. Kim watches to see what President Carter will do; his comments to French camera team re: planned withdrawal of United States troops cited. North Korea has recovered from war, but behind facade shown to outsiders, still hasn't solved biggest problem: peace with South Korea.
REPORTER: Narrated by John Dancy
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