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USSR Visit / Johnson / Nixon #1248

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 13, 1968
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(Studio) In 1965 State of Union address, President Johnson said he'd visit USSR. That hope of visit now reborn.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Soviet leaders tell LBJ visit would be difficult to arrange while Vietnam war conts. Johnson doesn't want to stop North Vietnam bombing. Summit conference in Geneva may be alternate Secretary of State Dean Rusk intervened with Soviets 3 times on behalf of Richard Nixon, who desires visit. Rusk also pressed for LBJ visit. Soviets accept Nixon's visit; set it for August 21. Aides wanted LBJ's trip set for August 5. Nixon has changed mind, but LBJ still wants trip.
REPORTER: John Scali

Reporter(s):
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:30

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