NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 30, 1978
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(Studio) Following is 2nd in series of reports on Vietnam by reporter who spent some time there watching new Communist government at work. Subject of report is Vietnam claim for damages against US.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Hanoi, Vietnam) Vietnam's rehabilitation efforts described, include work on bombed harbor at Haiphong. Claims of need for more foreign aid, due to cutoffs in aid from China (PR) after war and from west ntns. doing this for humanitarian reasons detailed. Effect of Vietnam economy and war with Cambodia on attempts of government to get European bank loans noted. Ex. of situation is former Viet Cong unit that fought in battle for Hue has been pressed into service to build dams and canals. Items that Vietnam wants to get from United States in addition to funds listed and claims they make on United States described. Aid from USSR and treatment of Soviet diplomats in Saigon noted; workers from south called to Hanoi to build diplomatic area there as north workers didn't know how. Anti-American exhibits around country noted; photos and drawings shown. Vietnam attitude toward United States and war reparations claims against American described. Town of Ben Hua mentioned.
REPORTER: Don Oliver