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Cambodia #501659

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's proposed relief effort for Cambodia detailed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) United States aid package outlined on screen. [CARTER - calls for donations pledge throughout November through religious institutions.] Carter's pledge said coming after appeal by group of religious leaders; details given., films shown. Reverend Theodore Hesburgh quoted. [HESBURGH - says another holocaust is in making; notes possibility of genocide.] Senator Edward Kennedy's criticism of administration's delay in responding to problem examined. [KENNEDY - says govt was more concerned with credentials fight at UN over Cambodia.] Carter's international economy adviser, Henry Owen, quoted re: UNICEF and International Red Cross assurances that food and aid would reach those who actually need it.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) 3 Senators noted in Phnom Penh for meeting with authorities there re: problem; use of "Kampuchea" rather than Cambodia noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Bangkok, Thailand) Proposal of Senators Jim Sasser, John Danforth and Max Baucus and their visit to Phnom Penh featured; films shown. [DANFORTH - comments.] Problem of food dissemination considered; United States plan outlined.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds

(Studio) Latest estimate, from World Vision International, of number of Cambodians facing death by starvation, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Reynolds, Jack;
Woodruff, Judy

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