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Cambodia #56785

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 1979
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(Studio) White House and Congress reported deciding to act upon situation in Cambodia.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) President Carter's remarks on genocide occurring in Cambodia quoted. [CARTER - comments on mass suffering.] Carter said upping last week's announcement of $7 million in aid to $30 million; additional funds for Thailand noted. Amt. pledged by House for Cambodia reported approved by President [Ambassador-at-large Henry OWEN - responds to question with regard to government's delay in acting; mentions UNICEF and International Red Cross.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Criticism of administration's delay by Senator Edward Kennedy reported [KENNEDY - notes United States responsibility for present plight of Cambodia due to our role in Vietnam.] Kennedy said calling for immediate airlift of food from United States to Cambodia; such airlift ordered by President Ford in 1975 recalled.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) 3 United States Senators reported meeting with officials in Phnom Penh with regard to proposed land bridge into Cambodia outback for relief supplies.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Thailand) Proposed relief route outlined; map shown. State of Phnom Penh noted; film shown. [Senator John DANFORTH - comments on results of mtg.] Question of feasibility of conducting food convoys through battle zones noted.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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