CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 23, 1968
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(Studio) 3rd report on candidates and issues. Would you favor ending North Vietnam bombing?
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(No location given) October 17, 1968, campaign speech shown. [NIXON - says if bombing halt won't endanger American lives and will increase honorable end to war, we're for it. We have 1 President at a time.] All Hubert Humphrey remarks filmed October 9, 1968. [HUMPHREY - says ending bombing acceptable risk for negotiations' success. Would seek evidence of North Vietnam restoring DMZ. If Hanoi didn't negotiate or act in good faith, he'd resume bombing.] All Wallace remarks filmed October 16, 1968. [WALLACE - would do whatever needed to bring conflict to close. Would ask for military conclusion if war couldn't be settled by negotiations.] Would you include NLF in coalition government for South Vietnam? September 20, 1968, paid political film shown. [NIXON - says imposing coalition government would encourage Communists to try it again somewhere else. Let's end war on basis to discourage aggression. Let people decide.] [WALLACE - says coalition government always results in Communist takeover.] [HUMPHREY - opposed to imposed coalition government Supports free election.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite Narrates