• Short Summary

    IN BAN ME THUOT ON TUESDAY (FEB 1), VILLAGERS GAVE A ROUSING WELCOME TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE PREMIER AIR VICE MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY AND THE AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR.

  • Description

    1.
    MS PREMIER KY AND AMBASSADOR RECEIVE FLOWER BOUQUET FROM VILLAGERS
    0.12

    2.
    MS KY AND AMBASSADOR
    0.16

    3.
    MCU KY CUTS RIBBON
    0.21

    4.
    MCU GIRLS HOLDING RADIOS; KY PRESENTS RADIOS TO VILLAGERS (THREE SHOTS)
    0.36

    5.
    MS VILLAGERS WITH RADIOS WALKING AWAY
    0.40

    6.
    CU VIETNAMESE OFFICIALS STANDBY TO BROADCAST KY'S SPEECH
    0.41

    7.
    MS KY ON THE AIR
    0.49

    8.
    LS (TILT DOWN) RADIO STATION
    0.57

    9.
    CU BOY AND GIRL LISTENING TO KY'S SPEECH OVER THEIR RADIOS (TWO SHOTS)
    1.03

    10.
    CU EQUIPMENT (TILT UP) VIETNAMESE OFFICIAL EXPLAINS TO KY.
    1.08



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN BAN ME THUOT ON TUESDAY (FEB 1), VILLAGERS GAVE A ROUSING WELCOME TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE PREMIER AIR VICE MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY AND THE AUSTRALIAN AMBASSADOR. BAN ME THUOT IS ABOUT 200 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

    THE PURPOSE OF PREMIER KY'S VISIT WAS TO OPEN AN AUSTRALIAN - AIDED RADIO STATION TO COUNTER INCREASED RADIO BROADCASTS FROM COMMUNIST NORTH VIETNAM IN THE BEGIN.

    SHORTLY AFTER DECLARING OPEN THE RADIO STATION, PREMIER KY PRESENTED MANY TRANSISTOR RADIOS TO THE VILLAGERS. WITH IT THEY LISTENED WITH ENTHUSIASM TO A LIVE SPEECH BY PREMIER KY. FOR MANY OF THE VILLAGERS, IT WAS THEIR FIRST TIME LISTENING IN TO A RADIO BROADCAST.

    THE INSTALLATION OF THE 55-THOUSAND WATTS TRANSMITTER BEGAN IN DECEMBER 1964 AND WAS COMPLETED ON TUESDAY. THE RADIO STATION IS OPERATING INDEPENDENTLY, HAVING ITS OWN PROGRAMME AND IS CURRENTLY RELAYING FROM RADIO SAIGON.

    IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE RADIO COVERAGE A WELL AS ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION FOR THOUSAND OF PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3QC6MUCQH1XNXCETF4OOXVMYE
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QC6MUCQH1XNXCETF4OOXVMYE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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