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Campaign `72 / McGovern-Salinger #21955

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 1972
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(Studio) Admin. criticizes contacts between Pierre Salinger and North Vietnam in Paris.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) President Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler relates President criticism of McGovern unofficial contacts with North Vietnam in Paris. Says McGovern has refused intelligence briefings on Vietnam war and may, through ignorance, endanger United States peace effort. Nixon campaign director Clark MacGregor checks to see if McGovern violated Logan Act prohibiting private citizens from negotiating with hostile foreign government
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Racine, WI) [McGOVERN - says he doesn't want to restrict his right to speak out on Vietnam issue. Says White House briefings are often misleading. Thus, he refused briefing on Vietnam. Suggests Kissinger trip to South Vietnam is a publicity stunt, hindering negotiations more than he could.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney

Jarriel, Tom;
Matney, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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