ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 31, 1985
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(Studio) Today noted anniversary of Tet offensive of Vietnam war; impact on US recalled. Tet noted focus of General William Westmoreland's current libel suit against CBS.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(NYC) Tet offensive, incl its actual and psychological impact on US efforts in Vietnam, reviewed; films shown. [December 29, 1982, WESTMORELAND - explains purpose of libel suit against CBS.] [November 21, 1967, WESTMORELAND - anticipates victory in Vietnam soon.] ["TET"! author Don OBERDORFER, Vietnam historian Stanley KARNOW - discuss Tet's impact on both United States and North Vietnam.] [March 31, 1968, President Lyndon JOHNSON - announces efforts to de-escalate conflict.] [KARNOW - denies enemy troop nos. affected outcome of war.] [OBERDORFER - notes United States intelligence reports were not believed.] [Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars spokesperson Peter BRAESTRUP - considers Vietnam a judgment failure for US.]
REPORTER: Jack Smith
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