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North Vietnam / Prisoners of War Rescue Attempt / Bombing #8441

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 1970
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(Studio) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird reports American helicopter team attempted to free POWs 20 miles from Hanoi, North Vietnam; POWs had been moved.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Air Force General Leroy Manor commander, Army Colonel Arthur Simons led copters. [LAIRD - says Americans dying in prisoners of war camps, sparked rescue mission.] [SIMONS - says received fire.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(DC) White House expects no reprisals against POWs; Nixon thought some POWs would be freed; is upset.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) President wants to know what went wrong; intelligence not blamed; bad luck that Communists moved POWs.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Senator J. William Fulbright criticizes United States attacks on North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [FULBRIGHT - denounces invasion of North Vietnam, fears repeat.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Communists boycott Paris Peace Talks to protest bombing; Viet Cong threatens reprisals.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Downs, Bill;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reynolds, Frank;
Scali, John

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