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Humphrey / Endorsements / Non-Proliferation Treaty #199691

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 18, 1968
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(Studio) AFL-CIO endorses Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey; workers warned not to be fooled by George Wallace. President George Meany says Richard Nixon's labor record bad. Vice President delighted with President Johnson's endorsement. Vice President issues policy statement with regard to nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Vice President hopes to make Nixon feel uncomfortable about issue. [HUMPHREY - says failure to act on this year may mean killing treaty forever. Can't play political games with spread of nuclear weapons.] Vice President's staff urges Vice President to challenge Nixon to appear before open session of Senate Foreign Relations Committee to explain why he wanted to delay ratification. Vice President had turned down committee invitation on treaty fearing it could turn into Vietnam inquisition.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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