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Johnson / Meeting / Czechoslovakia / Vietnam #199380

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 23, 1968
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(Studio) President Johnson returns to Texas ranch. Brought Congress leaders up to date before he left.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(DC) Congmen. shown arriving. Report given on Vietnam and Czechoslovakia. President advisers and Congmen. shown. Press Secretary George Christian says no 1 can predict outcome or next development of Czech crisis. General William Westmoreland predicts heavier fighting in Vietnam. [House Appropriations Chairperson George MAHON - says Westmoreland and General Leonard Chapman reiterated it would be unthinkable to consider bombing halt.] Johnson still hopes for summit mtg. with Soviet leaders Rptd. Johnson wanted to take up range of eastern - west problems with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin. May still be 1 when situation simmers down.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Kuralt, Charles;
Pierpoint, Robert

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