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Ho Death / Vietnam Conference / Secrecy / Cease-Fire #7410

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1969
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(Studio) Ho Chi Minh's will read in Hanoi public square It urges North Vietnam to continue fight against American aggressors. American group reported present at reading. President Nixon calls Friday conference to discuss Vietnam. General Creighton Abrams to appear.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Mtg. to discuss open-ended truce, new Hanoi government, and troop cutbacks. Secretary of State William Rogers cancels appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" due to secrecy.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu postpones appearance on ABC's "Issues and Answers." Defense Secretary Melvin Laird cancels National Press Club speech. 40 Communist violations of cease-fire. South Vietnam report starting 57 military fights. Hope scarce for longer truce.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) War to resume after truce ends. Believed North Vietnam will hit hard so they won't appear unsure of self. Thieu unhappy at being pressured to accept truce. South Vietnam will resume war.
REPORTER: John Scali

Jarriel, Tom;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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