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Democratic Convention / Vietnam Plank / Hubert H. Humphrey and Robert Kennedy #199346

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1968
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(Studio) Platform hearings held again.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secretary of State Dean Rusk to testify tonight. Peace Democrats dominate hearing today. [Senator J. William FULBRIGHT - says United States should end all Vietnam bombing and call for cease-fire.] [Senator George MCGOVERN - says United States calls for law and order at home while spreading death and destruction abroad. Alienated friends around world and divided Americans Damage to monetary, fiscal, and economy life incalculable. War is moral disaster for us and Vietnam. War eating away at ideals of dignity and compassion.] Indicated McCarthy, McGovern and former supporters of Senator Robert F. Kennedy reaching agreement on Vietnam plank.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Platform Committee Theodore SORENSEN - says Kennedy did oppose imposing coalition government on South Vietnam as Hubert Humphrey does, but Humphrey to say his position close to Kennedy's while he's supporting LBJ's is nonsense.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(Studio) 4 other Kennedy aides call Humphrey remark false and misleading.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger;
Schoumacher, David

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