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Vietnam / Bombing Halt / Candidates' Reaction #198320

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1968
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(Studio) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey disputes any political motivation on President Johnson's decision. Senator Edmund Muskie says President paid political price to achieve movement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Newark, New Jersey) [HUMPHREY - supports President action. Hopes talks can move toward lasting settlement. Decision helps cause of peace. Will help people; nothing to do with candidates.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(NYC) [Richard NIXON - announces halt. Trusts action may bring progress to talks. Won't say anything to destroy chance of peace.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Norfolk, Virginia) [George WALLACE - prays and hopes for honorable peace cessation of war in South East Asia.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Nashville, Tennessee) [General Curtis LEMAY - says no choice but to back President Still serious questions left. Odds are serious talks just another North Vietnam stalling tactic. Could be try by Hanoi to influence election.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Cronkite, Walter

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