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Johnson Speech / Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention / Vietnam #199360

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 20, 1968
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(Studio) Report on President Johnson's speech to Veterans of Foreign Wars convention
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Detroit, Michigan) Anti-war demonstrators shown marching with signs. [VFW MERE - says if you were an American, you'd back boys in Vietnam.] His daughter, Luci Nugent, and grandson Patrick Lyndon with him. [JOHNSON - says it takes 2 to bargain and make peace. We won't move further until he believes other side will deescalate too. Some search for formula to get us out of Vietnam on any terms. This course would be disastrous for United States and world's interests. If we can see way to honorable peace, way will be open for better times. Won't stop bombing to let North Vietnam step up their bloodbath. 1 thing to seek responsibility; another when you have it.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Kuralt, Charles;
Pierpoint, Robert

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