ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1968
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(Studio) President Johnson reports resignation of United States United Nations Ambassador George Ball.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Johnson says resignation not over policy, but domestic pols. He's joining campaign of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey to assure defeat of Richard Nixon. To serve as chief advisor foreign affairs. [BALL - says resignation stems from obligation to US, family and self and reflects belief United States to face unparalleled dangers and opportunities. Essential President be a man of settled principles and clear vision. Cites qualities needed which Humphrey has and Nixon lacks.] Editor and Vice President "Washington Post", J. Russell Wiggins to replace Ball. He's been close friend of President for 30 years
REPORTER: Bill Gill
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