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Democratic Convention / Vietnam Plank / Hubert H. Humphrey and McCarthy #199328

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 19, 1968
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(Studio) Report on arguments with regard to Vietnam peace plank.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Democratic platform hearings begin led by Chairperson Hale Boggs. Vietnam dissenters on committee complain only pro-administration witnesses scheduled to testify. Boggs agrees to go over witness list in closed session and include McCarthy spokesperson in hearings. [Anti-Vietnam spokesperson and example-assistant secretary state, Roger HILSMAN - says military pressures won't hasten negotiations. Political pressures might.] [HHH Vietnam spokesperson Senator Edmund MUSKIE - calls it mistake for platform to prescribe tactical, military and diplomatic moves at this distance from negotiating table and intelligence received by President Not mistake for Democratic Party to say they'd support any risk that would improve chance for early peace. Appropriate to call for NLF action in second stage of negotiations and in elections after conflict's end.] Probably will be convention floor fight over issue.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [McCarthy Campaign Coordinator Richard GOODWIN - says have strength to take any minority report to convention floor. Predicts Vietnam plank issue will go to floor.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Schoumacher, David
Duration:
00:03:40

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