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Campaign `72 / McGovern #21062

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1972
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(Studio) Senator George McGovern elaborates on economy issue stance at Congress Joint Ec. Committee hearing. Cut in defense spending and welfare gift of $1000 a year to all in United States advocated by McGovern.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) McGovern answers earlier criticism by Secretary Defense Melvin Laird. [MCGOVERN - calls Laird white-flag statement extravagant; maintains his defense budget would provide destruction coverage of every significant target in USSR and Communist China.] Republicans criticize McGovern tax and welfare stance. [MCGOVERN - disputes statement regarding $10,000 benefits for welfare mother.]

(Studio) McGovern also dismisses as hoax John Birch Society charges that he was reprimanded during W.W. Il for cowardice. Will make war record public.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.

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