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3 Way Presidential Debate #199711

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 19, 1968
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(Studio) Communications act changed to limit President debates to major candidates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Democrats on House Commerce Committee amend "TV Great Debates" bill to incl. George Wallace by 22-10 vote. Vice President Humphrey approves 3 way debate in closed House Democrats meeting Representative Harley Staggers asked why he switched vote.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [STAGGERS - says issue got into party lines. Vice President saying he wanted debates had bearing on it.] [Representative John MURPHY - says up to Nixon to say he'll debate.]
REPORTER: Marya McLaughlin

(DC) If Nixon says yes, bill still has committee vote and passage through House and Senator
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) CBS President Frank Stanton endorses amendment letting Wallace participate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Marya;
Mudd, Roger

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