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Democratic Convention / Vietnam Plank #199420

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Report on scheduled showdown with regard to Vietnam plank.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Convention Hall) Representative Hale Boggs to present platform to convention Fight over Vietnam plank expected. McCarthy, McGovern and Kennedy forces are fighting for their minority resolution; stop bombing, broaden base of South Vietnam government, and get troops out of Vietnam. Say no compromise possible with major plank. [McCarthy Aide Richard GOODWIN - says major plank undoubtedly written in DC. Reflects testimony of Secretary of State Dean Rusk.] Rptd. Boggs did toughen Humphrey's proposal, making halt conditional on Hanoi response and at no risk to American troops. No chance of compromise.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel

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