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Nixon and Thieu / Summit Meeting #203655

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 20, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon and President Nguyen Van Thieu to hold summit meeting Jun. 8 on Midway Island Had to cancel Ohio State University commencement address for meeting
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler denies Nixon pressured into meeting [ZIEGLER - says meeting arranged to fit both schedules and Nixon wanted to meet Thieu as soon as possible.] [Representative Gerald FORD - says meeting anticipated. Henry Kissinger says Saigon enthusiastic about Nixon plan.] Problems between Saigon and DC: Thieu doesn't want Communists in coalition government and Nixon wants South Vietnam to take over more fighting.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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