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Nixon / Dinner / Vietnam Progress Report / Cuts #201968

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon attends National Football Awards dinner. Antiwar protesters greet him. Says he needs to make Vietnam progress report soon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Speech to be between now and Christmas. To be about troop cuts and progress after November 3 speech. President Nixon met with 37 Congressmen, who brought petitions and mail from Nixon supporters. News Secretary Ronald Ziegler says President Nixon to pull out 300,000 regardless of what happens in Vietnam talks. Incls. all combat and combat-support troops; leaves 200,000 there.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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