ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 1969
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(Studio) Expanded peace talks to begin Saturday; Nixon says administration will use energy and purpose to pursue talks.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Paris, France) Table compromise consists of 2 sides for 4 delegates. [American Spokesperson William JORDEN - arrangements call for circular table, flanked on both sides of middle by 2 rectangular tables; side tables used by secys.] North Vietnam spokesperson said table represents 4 delegations. South Vietnam spokesperson said 2-sided table to be used. [Ambassador Averell HARRIMAN - United States to consider talks 2-sided; North Vietnam can think what they want. All concerned feel it necessary to begin talks for new administration; world wanting peace to have effect on talks.]
REPORTER: John Rolfson
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