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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 20, 1969
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(Studio) Richard Milhous Nixon takes oath as 37th president Attends prayer breakfast at State Department; coffee with President Johnson.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon visits White House; transition begins. Nixon goes to capitol. [NIXON - happier time at 1969 inauguration than 1961; Johnson contributed much since then.] Nixon didn't think about coming to White House after 1960. [JOHNSON - says ready for retirement.] Choir sings "This is My Country" against film of Capitol, flag. Swearing-in ceremony shown. Earl Warren admins. oath of office. Nixon responds, delivers inaugural address; brotherhood of men emphasized, space exploration noted, and Archibald MacLeish poem quoted. Astronaut Frank Borman identified in crowd.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint, Mike Wallace, Roger Mudd, Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Lyndon Johnson signs last executive order, setting aside 384,500 acres of land for national parks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Wallace, Mike;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Mudd Roger

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