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(Studio) President Nixon says coming election presents clear choice of candidates and issues.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(White House) President predicts hard-fought election, regardless of what polls show. Says it will be fought on issues, not personalities. Nixon instructs staff not to comment on Eagleton affair. Recalls 1952 move to remove him from Eisenhower ticket. Nixon says he's already made his own medical history public, but says it is an individual decision. Calls on Congress not to offer enemy end-the-war measures. Says chance to end war by negotiation is better than ever before now. Charges North Vietnam has taken in many naive and well-intentioned people (incl. United Nations Secretary General) in propaganda campaign on United States bombing of North Vietnam dikes.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint
- Mudd, Roger;
- Pierpoint, Robert
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