The Press: Chroniclers of Chaos

As Communist forces rolled toward Saigon and tightened their noose around Phnom-Penh, foreign journalists in those two capitals were caught up in an increasingly complex and tragic story that became more and more difficult to report.

In South Viet Nam, the swift advance of North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops made venturing outside Saigon a dangerous proposition. Yet as days went by, the suffering, disintegration and chaos in outlying areas became at least as important a subject for coverage as anything happening in the capital. "It's getting easier to get a candid view...

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