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Vietnam / Peace Negotiations #197986

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 18, 1968
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(Studio) Rptd. North Vietnam replied to new American peace proposals. Communist sources tell reporter no word from Hanoi. State Department says no breakthrough.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Paris, France) 3 weeks ago, North Vietnam spokesperson Xuan Thuy hinted to Ambassador Averell Harriman. Americans counter-hinted. In exchange for bombing halt, United States wants proof of North Vietnam restraint by end of attacks on South Vietnam sites; gradual withdrawal of DMZ, halt to assassination tries on South Vietnam leaders and accepting South Vietnam government as party to peace talks.
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Studio) Peter Kalischer says French For. Mins. sources says United States passive reaction to Czech invasion may have been point of deal for Vietnam peace.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalischer, Peter

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