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Agnew / Humphrey / O'Brien #199599

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1968
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(Studio) Vice Presidential candidate, Governor Spiro Agnew, backs away from charge that Humphrey had been soft on Communism Senator Everett Dirksen and Representative Gerald Ford say knew of no evidence to support Agnew charge. Humphrey campaign manager, Lawrence O'Brien, talks of Agnew's campaign tactics.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) [O'BRIEN - says Agnew been heavy-handed in presenting his views on behalf of Nixon. Reminds him of Nixon in `50s. Have revival of Joe McCarthyism going on now. Nixon is shadow - candidate; hasn't commented on issues. Like to see series of television debates with Nixon and Wallace.]
REPORTER: Martin Agronsky

(Studio) Agnew says he didn't discuss his "Humphrey soft on Communism" remark with Nixon.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Agronsky, Martin;
Reasoner, Harry

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