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Where They Stand / Candidates and The Issues #198093

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 24, 1968
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(Studio) 4th report on candidates and issues. What changes would you make in the draft?
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No Location Given) All George Wallace remarks filmed October 16, 1968. [WALLACE - says hard to work out equitable draft. Must keep draft law as long as necessary. All should serve his (sic) time in defense of US.] September 30, 1968, paid political broadcast shown. [NIXON - says would move to volunteer Army after Vietnam war over. Pay would be raised. Describes system.] All Hubert Humphrey remarks filmed October 9, 1968. [HUMPHREY - says system filled with inequities. Favor lottery system by age 19 on and would be eligible until 26. Selective Service bds. need more equitable rep.] Do you favor nuclear non-proliferation treaty ratification? [WALLACE - says treaty is beginning but wouldn't be worth anything if USSR wouldn't live up to it. Hopes genuine disarmament comes about. Doesn't know if we ought to sign it or show indignation at Czech invasion.] [HUMPHREY - says in national interest to ratify treaty. Designed to stop spread of nuclear weapons and technology] September 30, 1968, paid political film shown. [NIXON - favors adoption of treaty. Doesn't believe Senator should ratify it while Soviet troops still in Czechoslovakia.] [HUMPHREY - calls it most important act for peace since World War II. Unconscionable for Nixon to say wait.] [NIXON - says it's 1 way to use moral influence with USSR .] [HUMPHREY - says irrelevant to attach treaty opposition to Czech situation. He's playing cold war pols. Communist aggression in Czechoslovakia is another reason we need treaty. What if E. Europe ntns. had nuclear weapons?]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite Narrates

Cronkite, Walter

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