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Vietnam / Cong. #222596

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1972
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(Studio) Senator debates renewed United States bombing of North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Senator Alan Cranston organized discussion, hoping it would be rational, making Senator center for national concern. Senator Barry Goldwater accuses Democrats of starting all United States wars, but hopes we hit all Russian ships in HaiPhong. Senator Strom Thurmond says tyranny is worse than war. Senator Edward Kennedy says war has not changed. Senator John Tower blames Soviet Union for North Vietnam offensive. Sam. Harold Hughes says all were wrong; now United States has bled enough. Senator Robert Dole denounces debate as effort to undermine and defeat President Only 2 Senators supported President (Byrd and Allen); only 1 Republican (Hatfield) attacked him.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Secretary of State William Rogers appears before House on Vietnam war issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [ROGERS - blames press for emphasizing Soviet aid to North Vietnam in current offensive, perhaps jeopardizing US-USSR summit conf.] Admin. softens line against Russia so Nixon trip there can take place. United States officials, however, hint at new air attacks over Hanoi and Haiphong.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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