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Norman Thomas Death / Comment #198881

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 19, 1968
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(Studio) Norman Thomas dies at 84. Report follows.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Norman Thomas career featured. Was No. 1 United States socialist. Film shown. Thomas's numerous president candidacies noted. In recent interview, Vietnam war blamed by Thomas for United States ills. [THOMAS - criticizes Vietnam war.]
REPORTER: Mike Wallace

(DC) Thomas called great teacher; believed in youth and future. Called gadfly to nation's. conscience; mixture of socialism and Christianity. Did not believe in violence. Upton Sinclair's recent death noted. Thomas's opinions with regard to racial prejudice and war noted.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Reasoner, Harry;
Sevareid, Eric;
Wallace, Mike

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