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Anti-Ballistic Missile / Senate Debate and Vote / Tourists #205338

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1969
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(Studio) Senator debates and votes on ABM.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator defeats anti-anti-ballistic missile measure by 50-50. Cooper-Hart amendment permitted research and development, but banned deployment. Senator Margaret Chase Smith read amendment to ban all work on ABM. Defeated 89-11. Senator Albert Gore and others made compromise that they'd support her bill if it would permit research on other anti-ballistic missile systems and Safeguard. Vice President Spiro Agnew called this a different amendment. Senator John Tower calls Smith amendment worse than original. Anti-anti-ballistic missile Senators hope Smith to vote for Cooper-Hart amendment.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

(DC) anti-ballistic missile draws many tourists to Senator gallery. Quakers read protest against it. 4 arrested earlier at Pentagon. They note that 25 years ago Americans dropped bomb on Hiroshima.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Cooper-Hart amendment now up.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Schorr, Daniel

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