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Nixon Peace Proposal/Criticism #19583

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 07, 1972
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(Studio) Vietnam War is still a political issue.

(DC) [Presidential Advisor H.R. HALDEMAN - says critics of President Nixon's Vietnam Peace Plan are consciously aiding the enemy, and are in favor of Communist government in South Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith (NBC NewsfiIn)

(Studio) Senator Alan Cranston, and Senator Mike Mansfield, defend criticism of plan.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Senator Stuart SYMINGTON - says honest dissent is not betrayal of country.] He referred to John Stewart Service who was dismissed as subversive from State Department, in Joseph McCarthy era, for predicting rise of Communist Chinese. Now Service is professor of China studies at University of Ca. at Berkeley and appears before Senate subcommittee to report on recent trip to Mainland China. [SERVICE - says Chinese leaders want peace in Vietnam but are in difficult position. Says China considers USSR as principal threat.]
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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