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Ho Death / South Vietnam / USSR -China / Talks #7351

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 04, 1969
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(Studio) Viet Cong announce 3-day cease-fire for death of Ho Chi Minh. South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu predicts no change in North Vietnam war policy. Report on South Vietnam view of Ho's death.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Govt. hopes death to bring about talks to end war. People mourn; see "Uncle Ho" as father of country Believed North Vietnam to be run by committee of supporters. Ho leaned toward Moscow, rather than Peking.
REPORTER: Craig Spence

(Studio) Funeral to be held Wednesday May bring Soviet and Chinese leaders together for 1st time in 5 years People's Republic of China, P.Min. Chou En-lai arrives in Hanoi. Soviet P.Min. Aleksei Kosygin to lead group. China urges North Vietnam to turn grief to strength. India's P.Min. Indira Gandhi offers praise for Ho. Paris Peace Talks session canceled.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank;
Spence, Craig

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