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MIA Commission Returns #492775

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
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(Studio) MIA (missing in action) commission returns from SE Asia trip. Vietnam has agreed to return bodies of 2 more Americans in addition to 12 already given, according to commission chairperson, Leonard Woodcock.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details with regard to report of commission to President noted. [WOODCOCK - cites significance of latest Vietnam gesture to better relations] Reporter asks where Carter's human rights stand is concerned in discussions. [WOODCOCK - says question not discussed and, speaking as individual, believes introducing it wouldn't have helped talks; notes problems in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon.) Says it will eventually be introd., but sees it as far off now.]

(Studio) Anchor asks reporter's opinion with regard to further MIA (missing in action) information
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Believes it's matter of Vietnam response to American response.

(Studio) Anchor asks with regard to diplomatic relations
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Hurdles to overcome in US-Vietnam relations noted, include United Nations mbrship., MIA's and trade embargo.

(Studio) United States involvement in Vietnam to forestall China (PR) influence in SE Asia noted; anchor asks if USSR not doing well in Vietnam now.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Notes change in Chinese presence since 4 years ago.

(Studio) Anchor asks with regard to other statements by Woodcock.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Reporter cites Woodcock's account of talk with Prime Min. Pham Von Dong and mention of Ho Chi Minh's 1945 request for United States aid which was turned down.

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hart, John

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