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Cambodia / Washington, DC Reaction / Nixon #209630

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 01, 1970
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(Studio) Washington, DC reports on Cambodia follow.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon haggard after speech. [NIXON - praises kids in Vietnam, denounces college bums.] President, Pentagon briefing held.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [NIXON - claims Indochina fighting success; did what he thought right; result is what matters.] [President' Communications Director Herb. KLEIN - reports Attorney General John Mitchell helped make Cambodian decision; pol. gamble.]

(DC) Senate Foreign Relations Committee asks Nixon meeting; White House invites Congress cmtes. to conference [Sen J. William FULBRIGHT - says President has Const. responsibility to consult Congress on war decision.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - praises Nixon move; knows something we don't.] Some Senators want war purse strings cut; Congress unrealistic, may be forcing Executive-Legis Const. crisis.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Last For. Relations Committee meeting with President in 1919; Senator Edward Kennedy criticizes President move.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) [KENNEDY - denounces Nixon eloquently; calls Cambodian invasion madness.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Cronkite, Walter;
Hart, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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