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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 1969
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(Studio) Report on ntnwide. moratorium events.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Aerial view of crowd on Boston Commons. Senator George McGovern speaks Groups clean up slums. "Pax" sign shown.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) War dead read from Trinity Church on Wall Street. [Former Press Secretary Bill MOYERS - says President should listen to opinions of people.] [Mayor John LINDSAY - says protesters say no to fantasy, yes to reality, and yes to peace.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Fort Benning, Georgia) MPs cover up peace symbols. [SOLDIER - says dissent a good thing; no sympathy with professional agitators.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Atlanta, Georgia) Mayor Ivan Allen orders flag at City Hall flown at 1/2 mast to honor war dead. Governor Lester Maddox saw that Capitol flag flew high. Students pass out leaflets.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Savannah, Georgia) 71 killed from here. Town wants no point of dissent. [Mayor J. Curtis LEWIS - says project ill-advised and unpatriotic. It aids and comforts enemy and it's tantamount to treason.] Flags shown.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel

(Whittier, California) In 1934, Nixon was President of Whittier College student body. Current president leader of moratorium. Classes canceled. College president wife, Mrs. Harold Case, ignites flame of life. It will burn until war is over. 400 or 2100 students showed up for protest. Student newspaper poll shows 52% support Nixon's policy.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Los Angeles, California) 10,000 came to biggest rally. Senator Alan Cranston there. [Reverend Ralph ABERNATHY - says Martin Luther King spoke against war. I am against war.] Students go door to door seeking support,
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(San Francisco, California) Students march across Golden Gate Bridge. Stanford students called "hippie freaks" by those on commuter train. Group goes to Federal Bldg Petition presented to stop prosecution of war resistors.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

(Newton, Kansas) Bethel College rings bell for dead every 4 security
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Chicago, Illinois) Busmen, sponsor peace vigil at Civic Center Antiwar leaflets passed out to commuters. [POLICEMAN - says move out if you don't like country If you don't work, you don't have a say.]
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Milwaukee, WI) Mock funeral procession held for Wisconsin dead.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Indianapolis, IN) Leaflets passed out.
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Des Moines, Iowa) [STUDENT - says if tyranny falls on South Vietnam, we've failed them and those who died.]
REPORTER: Murray Fromson

(Ann Arbor, Michigan) Few University Michigan students in classes Most active in peaceful protest.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Chicago, Illinois) On South side most blacks concerned with own problems.
REPORTER: George Foster

(DC) Congress employees hold 45-min. silent protest on Capitol steps.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) 1 of 2 men who voted against Tonkin Resolution speaks to crowd. [Former Alaska Senator Ernest GRUENING - says should have backed Ho Chi Minh, who would have resisted Chinese expansion,]
REPORTER: David Dick

(DC) Hdqtrs shown, Results come in like election returns.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(DC) Reverend Channing Phillips and Mrs. Martin Luther King speak to crowd at DC Monument, All to march to White House with candle lit for each American killed in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(DC) Mayor Lindsay flew flag at 1/2-mast. Governor Nelson Rockefeller flies it at full mast.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Dick, David;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Foster, George;
Fromson, Murray;
Jones, Phil;
Kalb, Marvin;
Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger;
Pappas, Ike;
Rabel, Ed;
Schakne, Robert;
Stout, Bill
Duration:
00:10:50

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