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Vietnam / Johnson / Humphrey #198082

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 24, 1968
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(Studio) President Johnson says no breakthrough in ending war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Felt Vietnam speculation out of hand. [JOHNSON - wants peace very much. Doesn't want to make news until there is news. Diplomacy more effective in private. Reporters will be informed when there's change. Hesitant to use word "lull" when 1,500 die in 1 week Not lull in some places; doesn't want to lull someone into false security.] Rptdly. Johnson made remarks to minimize potential damage to Hubert Humphrey campaign if peace negotiations fall flat.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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