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Vietnam / Cease-Fire / Congressional Reaction / Laird / Thieu #200751

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1969
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Bypassed Introduction Bypassed Introduction Walter Cronkite (NYC)

(Studio) Report on cease-fire possibility.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Hugh Scott calls for cease-fire announcement. White House says President Nixon won't announce 1. [Senator SCOTT - says President will use own judgment. My comments separate from White House] Representative Gerald Ford opposed to unilateral cease-fire. He predicts more pullouts and phaseout of involvement Senator Mike Mansfield says Republicans nervous about word "cease- fire." Says not interested in semantics, but results.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Defense Secretary Melvin Laird against unilateral cease-fire South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu won't go along with such.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Confusion as to President course compounded by number voices spking. for him
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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