CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 19, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon campaign being waged by stand-in. Including 1st Lady, today In Yellowstone National Park, and Vice President Agnew in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for 8-state, 9-day swing. President Nixon making indirect appeal.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) President Nixon busy with the 3-I league: Ireland, Italy, and Israel, pitching for the ethnic vote. Poses for photos today with Irish girl who greeted Nixons in Ireland. Earlier, meeting Polish foreign minister R oman Catholic priest, Father John McLaughlin, mem. White House staff, addresses Air Force Association [McLAUGHLIN - quotes Hitler accusation of George McGovern; says such talk is dangerous; pandering to New Left.] President has surrogates doing the hard talk. Senator Hugh Scott criticizes Vice Presidential candidate Sargent Shriver for wealth of wife. [SCOTT - says wife must have cut Shriver's allowance.] Vice President Spiro Agnew [Airport film shown], leaves on 1st full campaign tour. [AGNEW - says won't address campaign to internal Democrat problems. Will seek crossover vote.] President Nixon goes to Camp David, Maryland. To go to Texas at weeks end, but basic strategy unchanged: use White House as political base.
REPORTER: Dan Rather