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Moratorium / Administration Response #200753

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 22, 1969
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(Studio) Conflicting Republican views on cease-fire similar to conflict over moratorium. Vice President Spiro Agnew keeps "hard line" on issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Vice President Agnew enjoys role as "bare knuckles counterpuncher." [AGNEW - says don't clear speeches with President No impression he's upset. Some leaders are anarchists. Dissident students' reasoning specious. Can't have total demonstrations all the time.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(DC) Agnew emerges as "hatchet man." He implied moratorium leaders would be professional Communists if didn't rebuke Hanoi support. White House hasn't disavowed Agnew, or softer voices.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce;
Pierpoint, Robert

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