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Presidential News Conference #223566

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon holds 1st news conference in 3 mos., limiting questions to domestic affairs. Cameras barred.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(White House) President may lift import quotas on foreign meat to ease rising food prices. Direct controls on food prices considered. President criticized Fed. Court decision for integrating Detroit, N1, schools s threat to neighborhood school concept. Nixon may veto new education bill as antibusing Provisions not strong enough. He may endorse antibusing amendment to Constitution. President says Admin. not involved in recent attempts to bug Democratic National Hdqtrs.; refuses to reveal campaign financial contributors.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(White House) President warns without new weapons systems, demanded by Defense Secretary Laird, national security would become jeopardized by late 1970's, Russians would gain strategic superiority, encouraging Soviet aggression in Mideast. Also calls for Congress approval of US-Soviet nuclear arms agreements. Nixon doesn't vent Air Force General Lavelle court martialed for ordering unauthorized air strikes in North Vietnam.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Rather, Dan

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