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Paris Peace Talks #695

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 27, 1968
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(Studio) Nguyen Van Thieu denied of Saigon participation in Peace Talks means peace is near. Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky to lead South Vietnam delegation. NLF spokesperson in Paris says NLF must be equal bargainer at table. Hanoi supportive. Saigon wants only 2 sides: US, South Vietnam on one side; Hanoi, NLF another. John Scali of ABC predicted South Vietnam move.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Johnson administration applauds with fingers crossed. Vice President Ky characterized; role anticipated. Mme Nguyen Thi Binh said chosen because an attractive woman. Ky expected to outshine her. [REYNOLDS - questions Scali.] [SCALI - relations between Ky and Averell Harriman questioned.] [REYNOLDS - questions further.] [SCALI - notes Ky relations with Vietnam Catholics as asset.]
REPORTER: John Scali

Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John

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