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Nixon Trip / News Conference #202449

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 06, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon announces European visit plans; to meet 5, allied leaders,Pope Paul, and United States Ambassador to Paris Peace Talks, Henry Cabot Lodge.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 7-day Europe trip begins February 23. To visit Brussels, London, Bonn, Berlin, Rome, Paris, and Vatican in that order. [NIXON - wants individual meeting with each state head. Wants to revitalize American-European community. Education task force says not considered friend by blacks; hopes to rectify situation. President represents all people; cnsl. for all people. Will evaluate Federal Communications Commission proposal for cigarette advertising ban before making stand. Still deplores Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, but decided time right for ratification of nuclear nonproliferation treaty. United States troop withdrawal from Vietnam has high priority; no announcement about it yet.] Nixon chats with press.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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