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Johnson / News Conference / Humphrey #199980

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1968
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(Studio) President Johnson meets with Senate leaders
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Johnson feels only small, sectional group blocks nominations of Abe Fortas and Homer Thornberry and he doesn't think Southerners should be able to block will of major with filibuster. He'll continue fighting to bring their nominations to vote. President hopeful nuclear non-proliferation treaty to pass soon. Also hopeful with regard to Paris Peace Talks. Won't rule out summit conference before leaving office. President refuses to answer questions with regard to Chicago violence. Says Humphrey not asked him to participate in campaign. Says he won't spend any time on partisan pols.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Humphrey campaign manager, Lawrence O'Brien recently said he expected President to campaign actively for Humphrey.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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