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Nixon Tour / South Vietnam / Guam #204728

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1969
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(Studio) Reporter says it's concluded President Nixon will visit South Vietnam. Likely to be 1st American President to go to Saigon and talk with President Nguyen Van Thieu. Topics: troop withdrawal and more aid and arms for South Vietnam. On tour, Nixon stops off in Guam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Guam) Band plays "Hail to the Chief." He and Mrs. Nixon get warm welcome.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner narrates

(Guam) Nixon says United States is Pacific power and must live up to responsibility of its leadership role. He'll emphasize to Asian leaders that nature of that role is changing; that our military commitments must recede. Says United States not withdrawing from Asia and we'll keep commitments. But United States will be reluctant to commit troops in future. Says we'll not do their fighting for them.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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