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State of The Union / Reaction #17608

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 20, 1972
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(Studio) Reactions to speech follow party lines; anti-war demonstrators also react.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says speech lacked substantive proposals to deal with problems he mentioned.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - disappointed in Nixon's lack of concern for domestic needs.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - considers speech a confrontation with Congress, poor way to produce constructive results. Reacts negatively to tax for schools.]

(DC) In church near Capitol, P.O.W. families gather for march to Capitol on vigil of peace during President speech. [P.O.W. wife, Valerie KUSHNER - says her children scarred by war while President speaks of generation of peace.] Some Senators endorse vigil.
REPORTER: Virginia Sherwood

Clark, Bob;
Sherwood, Virginia;
Smith, Howard K.

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