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Vietnam / Bombing Halt / Plan #197937

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1968
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(Studio) Reports of progress towards Vietnam peace. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker meets 3 times with South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu; bombing halt discussed. At Paris Peace Talks, American spokesperson William Jordan reports movement but can't call it progress. President Johnson calls 3 President candidates to tell them there's been no breakthrough.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Johnson tries to complete plans for North Vietnam bombing halt. Lull in enemy fighting considered opening which President has been seeking. Deal to stop bombing not wrapped up. United States offered 3 point deal by which halt could be achieved. Details cited. North Vietnam haven't agreed to 1 of 3 pts. President disapptd. in speculation.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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