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Nixon-Humphrey / Debate #1910

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1968
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(Studio) Report on Richard Nixon's remark and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey's reply.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No Location Given) [NIXON - says not possible to have debates between 2 candidates without incling. all candidates. Humphrey advisors feel he can't win on own and so are building up George Wallace. Won't play game to give forum to any 3rd party candidate. Humphrey telegrams mean nothing; they're kid stuff someone goes through when they're behind.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(San Francisco, California) [HUMPHREY - says Nixon may call it kid stuff, but he calls it stuff of statesmen. Thinks Americans entitled to see debate on great issues. Contrived performances not enough. Nixon's rejection of debate indicates disdain of public opinion and lack of respect for American voters. Says he has respect for opposition and American electorate.]
REPORTER: KGO-TV

(Studio) Vice Presidential campaign manager, Lawrence O'Brien, asks Nixon to appointed assistant to meet with Vice President representative to work out 2 way televised debate. Under O'Brien plan, time would be bought under cost-sharing.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:03:10

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