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Vietnam Policy / Peace Talks #203468

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 1969
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(Studio) Reports indicate dramatic devs. in Vietnam policy by July 1. Reporters Marvin Kalb and Dan Rather say next 2 mos. crucial. Representative Don. Riegle, Junior says US should give President Nixon 40-60 days to finish re-direction of American foreign policy. Senator George Aiken calls for withdrawal of United States troops.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) New round of private talks begin. North Vietnam chief spokesperson Le Duc Tho returns to Paris with new instructions. South Vietnam chief spokesperson Pham Dang Lam returns to Saigon for same. Communist offensive winds down and enemy pulls out to Laos and Cambodia.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(DC) Senator Barry Goldwater says United States phasing out of Vietnam. Presidential Advisor Henry Kissinger tells student anti-war leaders if things don't change in year, won't have morally defensible position. Spokesperson says troop reductions just a hope now.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Former Defense Secretary Clark Clifford says disillusioned with Vietnam situation while in office. Clifford tells Senator For. Relations, Committee he feels admin. hasn't tried hard enough to end war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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