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Midway Meeting / Nixon / Harriman / Viet Cong #203976

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 10, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon challenges Hanoi to make peace move following withdrawal announcement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon praises President Thieu's attitude and challenges Hanoi to respond. [NIXON - says meeting shows Thieu approves Nixon peace plan and Americans can start home. Door to peace opened and North Vietnam leaders invited to walk through with us. If they fail to act, will be responsible for blocking peace.] Nixon tells Congress leaders peace talks pace incrd.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Former Ambassador to Paris Talks, Averell Harriman, sees no sign of progress made to end war. Calls 25,000 withdrawal disappointing. VC announce formation of government to take over in Saigon. Move to give selves more legitimacy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan

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