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McGovern-Hatfield Amendment Lobby #217816

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 08, 1971
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(Studio) Senator to vote in 8 days on McGovern-Hatfield amendment to cutoff Vietnam War funds December 31st; former Defense Secretary Clark M. Clifford among pro-amendment lobbyists.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [CLIFFORD - tells of plan whereby United States withdraw all forces by December 31st; cease all military activity; North Vietnam return all POWs; refrain from attacking United States forces during withdrawal; believes proposal would be accepted by North Vietnam.] White House dismisses Clifford proposal due to danger to South Vietnam.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) 3 anti-war Congmen. address pro-amendment lobbyists.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Senator Edward M. KENNEDY - hopes this will be last meeting necessary to bring end to Vietnam War.] [Representative Paul North McCLOSKEY - advises lobbyists to use gentle persuasion with Republican Congmen.] [Senator Birch BAYH - says only way to end United States involvement in South Vietnam for Congress to fix withdrawal date.] Lobbyists need to change minds of 20 Senators by week from tomorrow.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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