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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Senate Debate / Public #204908

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1969
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(Studio) Senator debates ABM.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Senator John Stennis opens debate with details of $20 billion military procurement bill, incling. $800 million of anti-ballistic missile funds. [STENNIS - says main question is whether we'll grant President request for military weapon he thinks we'll need or will we give it to him, as he's approaching talks on Arms Control.] [Senator Albert GORE - says President request must be considered carefully; not blindly be acceded to.] Gore and Senator Stuart Symington object to Stennis's request for time limitation on debate, and his suggestion that anti-ballistic missile be broken off from rest of bill. Senator to go into secret session Wednesday
REPORTER: Roger Mudd; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Public knowledge of anti-ballistic missile is little. 2 of 5 persons in poll of 510 haven't heard or read of ABM. Other 3 could give few details. Fights on surtax and anti-ballistic missile representative major tests for Nixon and Congress
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Mudd, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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