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Vietnam / My Lai Massacre / Administration / Resor / Cong. #201321

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 26, 1969
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(Studio) New developments with regard to My Lai.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) White House calls alleged massacre abhorrent to American conscience. Press Secretary, Ron Ziegler, points out incident occurred 10 mos. before President Nixon took office. Says Defense Secretary Melvin Laird ordered full study of affair in April, when informed. Ziegler statement reviewed. President Nixon knew of massacre several mos. before it became public.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(DC) Army Secretary Stanley Resor met with Congress in closed meeting Photos of massacre shown in meeting [Senator Dan. INOUYE - says no doubt noncombatants were killed in My Lai. Sick about it.] [RESOR - says incident unrep. of American troops. No indication of any more atrocities.] [Senator Charles GOODELL - cites 5 other allegations of massacres.] House Republican leader Gerald Ford suggests LBJ administration to blame. [Representative FORD - says administration has taken affirmative action, as previous 1 should have.] [Senator Birch BAYH - says "Gerry" trying to look at it through political partisan reference. Don't think it was covered up.] Md. of West Point, Major General Sam. Koster, only General who could have known of incident. Friends say he was shocked to learn of false report given to him about affair.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

Pierpoint, Robert;
Reasoner, Harry;
Rowan, Steve

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