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Presidential Debates / Humphrey / Nixon #199868

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 27, 1968
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(Studio) Debate conts. with regard to President debates.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Portland, OR) [Vice President Hubert H. HUMPHREY - asks why we shouldn't have ntl. debates? It would be free. Ought to have debates where voters make decision like jury.] Vice President hot on this issue. Brands Nixon as "The Shadow". Vice President shown in motorcade.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Richard Nixon makes his position clear.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chattanooga, Tennessee) [NIXON - says Humphrey says he'll win like Truman in 1948. 1 thing to give `em hell; another to give `em Humphrey. Vice President has no choice but to continue past policies. Has taken on 1 of policy architects, George Ball. He hasn't shown any disagreement with Johnson policies.] Nixon says he'll campaign only on television and only if Wallace left out. [NIXON - says Humphrey needs debate exposure for Wallace. This is kid stuff someone goes through when they're behind. He thrashing in wind when challenging me to debate.] 1 advisor says they don't need debates.

(Studio) Campaign manager Lawrence O'Brien suggests that 2 candidates buy TV time for debate.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Hart, John

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