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Ho Chi Minh / Peace Talks / Successor #7312

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 03, 1969
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(Studio) Ho Chi Minh, 79, deteriorating, according to Hanoi radio, Associated Press quotes Moscow reports that Ho is dead. Communist, spokesperson in Paris says Ho's death won't affect Peace Talks. Death to have effect on North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Hong Kong) Ho has been symbol of Hanoi determination. Ho shown in film. Rarely been without popular support. He remains ntlist.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Ho called President Nixon's withdrawal plan "trick" and demanded total pullout. Who will succeed him?
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Believes he'll be succeeded by committee of 4. General Giap may come out on top later. Whoever does will be more militant.
REPORTER: John Scali

Koppel, Ted;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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