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State of World Message #208291

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 18, 1970
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(Studio) Nixon's State of World Message to Congress says Cold War ending, Age of Negotiations beginning.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Blunt language to USSR over missile build up and Mideast policies. Nixon pessimistic over Soviet aid to Arabs; United States may give more help to Israel. Wants incrd. contacts with Communist China; optimistic over Vietnam. In summary of message Nixon wants reduced role as world policeman for US.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Reporter summarizes State of World Message, drawing attention to foreign policy.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

(Studio) Initial Soviet response says United States policy unchanged; United States accents force as basis of foreign policy.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Rather, Dan;
Sevareid, Eric

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