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Agnew Criticism / Stanton Remarks #201315

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 1969
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew's news secretary, Herb. Thompson, says Vice President made point, and has no desire to continue attacking news coverage. In International Radio and television speech, CBS President Dr. Frank Stanton saw different Agnew motive.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [STANTON - says government intrusions have gravest implications. Comments about "no censorship" meaningless. Threats can hurt media. Freedom of communications at stake if threats not denounced. Free and unharassed news media is safeguard of free society. Censorship used in name of national unity. Regards ntns. that held freedoms lightly ]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Stanton says media tries to be right, since freedom of press means freedom to make a mistake. Asked if Vice President intimidated broadcasters.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [STANTON - says V. P getting effect he wanted. Some stations bend policy to accommodate his accusations. 1 CBS-affiliated station to cut back on news analysis.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Cronkite, Walter

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