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Vietnam / Blockade-US News Briefing #223317

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1972
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(Studio) President aide Henry Kissinger says move does not involve unacceptable risk.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) Dr. Kissinger says plans for Moscow summit continue. His voice rises in anger, describing attempts at humiliation by Communists President does not believe Russia conspired with North Vietnam to humiliate US, but North Vietnam did try by offering old negotiating terms after Russia got Nixon to resume negotiations under pressure of offensive. Nixon now offers to stop acts of force in Indochina simply for release of American POW's and a cease-fire, before political settlement reached.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Due to Vietnam crisis, Secretary of State Rogers postpones European trip to brief 8 nation's. on Nixon Russia summit. prospects of summit now shaky.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite; Marvin Kalb (quoted)

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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