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Agnew / Television News Criticism / Reaction #201162

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 1969
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(Studio) White House disavows President Nixon's role in Vice President Spiro Agnew's attack on television news. Public generally endorses speech. At CBS, 4700 of 8500 phone calls support Agnew. Report on reaction.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Federal Communications Commission Chairperson Dean BURCH - says no hand in address. Federal Communications Commission doesn't license networks. Vice President asked that they exam. selves. Commends reporter for his legitimate pursuit of news.] [Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Nicholas JOHNSON - says little control over media. Media should be opened up to include all Americans Prefers more balanced commentary that is relevant.]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Chicago, Illinois) [Mayor Richard DALEY - says certain slant there when all news from NYC. Need reports from all over. Hatchet job on Chicago shows there can be improvement,]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - cites abuse campaign against those who hold different views from administration President clearly approves Vice President]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Reasoner, Harry;
Walker, Hal

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