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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 1970
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(Studio) Nixon gives Cambodia explanation tomorrow night.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President to emphasize limited Cambodian operation nature, United States troop safety; no massive arms support indication, may funnel some through Asian allies; White House News Secretary Ron Ziegler won't discuss President legal authority for move.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) United States involvement extent secret, mostly advisers; air strikes light; communists taken by surprise.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

(DC) Secretary of State William Rogers supports military plan since diplomacy sterile; high officials overruled by Nixon decision; Cambodia merely informed of move, needs aid to survive; South Vietnam may succeed.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(DC) Senators grim, resent President' action. [Senator George AIKEN - expresses disappointment in Nixon decision.] [Senator Mike MANSFIELD - says Cambodia attack most unadvisable.] [Senator John STENNIS - says United States advisors necessary to aid South Vietnam communications.] Nixon decision unifies Democrats, hurts Republicans
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Senators introduction bill to prohibit aid to Cambodia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan;
Rowan, Steve

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