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Campus Crises / Nixon / Congress / University Administration #10605

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 07, 1970
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(Studio) Issues spread from campuses to DC; National Governor Conf. canceled; govs. meet with President in DC; Cabinet split.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Secretary Interior Walter Hickel asks softening of administration student line; Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch, Housing Secretary George Romney, Secretary Labor George Shultz and Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans agree; feel frustration of moderate youth.

(DC) Office Student and Youth Affairs Director Anthony Moffett resigns HEW post. [MOFFETT - can't support administration which discredits youth.] Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Finch disagrees with degree of Moffett accusations; Finch and Stanford students discuss problems. [FINCH - calls student protest growing national crisis.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Student-sen. confrontation begins with political speech dialogue [NO AUDIO.] [Senator Birch BAYH - gives views.] [Senator George McGOVERN - gives views.] [Senator Eugene McCARTHY - asks students to proceed despite Nixon.]

(DC) Nixon Cambodian decision response prompts White House conf. invitations to govs., senators and students. [Harvard President Nathan PUSEY - thinks Nixon's hostile remarks will stop; many administration statements unjust.] Nixon must personally bridge gap with young.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) President news conference tomorrow.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Gill, Bill;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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