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Peace Talks / Round Table Decision #200115

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 1969
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(Studio) Allies agree to round shape of negotiating table in Paris Peace Talks. President Johnson and President-elect Nixon hail end to procedural bickering.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(paris, France) After 2 1/2 mos. intermission, talks to begin again with 4 parties. [American Spokesman William JORDEN - circular table with 2 rectangular tables flanking middle will be used; space of 18 in. between side tables and round table.] Hanoi spokesman says would be 1 of 4 independent delegations. South Vietnam says arrangement represents utmost in good will for 2-sided conference [Ambassador Averell HARRIMAN - consider talks 2-sided; if NLF think its 4-sided, it doesn't matter. Talks must resume despite problems.]
REPORTER: Peter Kalischer

(Studio) Table won't bear any nameplates or flags to indicate 2 or 4 sides. Rectangular tables to be used for transcribers. Talks begin Saturday with South Vietnam to talk first. French carpenters built it; paid for by France.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalischer, Peter

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