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Wallace-Lemay / Nuclear Weapons #198173

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 03, 1968
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(Studio) George Wallace reports his Vice President choice.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [WALLACE - announces his choice of General Curtis LeMay. Speaks of LeMay's record. He has recognized his duty to speak out on issues he feels are in US' vital interests.] [LEMAY - says nuclear weapons just another weapon. When get in war, get it over with as soon as can. Use force necessary to stop fighting. People's opinion of nuclear weapons due to propaganda fed them. Cites small amount contamination testing produces. Any war horrible.] [WALLACE - says General discussed nuclear weapons. He's against their use and so is he.] [LEMAY - says prefers not to use nuclear weapons or any weapons at all. But if necessary, would use any weapons. Not necessary in Vietnam.] [WALLACE - clarifies Lemay's comments to "Los Angeles Times" reporter, Jack Nelson. Must defense cntry., but can defense and win in Vietnam without use of nuclear weapons.] [LEMAY - says will be damn lucky if he doesn't appear as drooling idiot whose only solution is to drop atomic bombs. Says he's not. Hopes we can stay out of war.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) LeMay's description of fallout danger contradicted by University UT biologists who find increase radiation 4 to 30 times greater than that cited by LeMay. Estimated as result of testing through 1962, 80,000 children born with defects and 4,800 of those in US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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