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Republican Strategy / Nixon / Agnew #199190

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 12, 1968
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(Studio) Report on Nixon strategy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) Republican Presidential candidate Nixon works on campaign strategy. Staff reports growing Negro support. He and Vice Presidential candidate, Spiro Agnew, shown walking and conferring. Agnew later left for San Francisco. [NIXON - cites lack of sleep in 3 days. Slept for 14 hrs. last night. Talks about sleep.] [AGNEW - says mind slows down after lack of sleep.] [NIXON - says his mind never slows down.] They'll meet with Republican leaders like Senator John Tower. Director Citizens for Nixon claims support of 12 prominent Democrats, but says all were Nixon's law school candidates.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Agnew in BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) interview says Republicans will emphasize law and order. Says police should have right to shoot fleeing looters rather than let them go.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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