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Vietnam / Cong. Briefing #225617

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 09, 1973
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(Studio) Admiral Thomas Moorer, chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefs Congress privately for 5 1/2 hrs. on last month's intensive bombing Hanoi and Haiphong areas.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Capitol Hill) Mtg. with House Defense Appropriations subcmtes. secret. [MOORER - says strikes aimed at destroying ability North Vietnam to launch ground attacks on South Vietnam. Says photos show prisoners of war camp in Hanoi not hit.]
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee begins hearings on confirmation Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Elliot Richardson to be Defense Secretary
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Capitol Hill) Richardson says feels Congress and people have right to know what administration doing, but answers Senator Symington's question on Vietnam bombing with vague generalities. [RICHARDSON - says Nixon's efforts to achieve peace in Vietnam wise.] Housewife spectator tries to ask questions about peace. Police take her out of room. Senator Hughes asks Richardson if he's going to answer questions on bombing. [RICHARDSON says no.] [Harold HUGHES - says United States has spent $1/2 billion in 3 weeks on Vietnam. Wants to know what administration plans are if peace talks fail again.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Reporter(s):
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan;
Shaw, Bernard
Duration:
00:03:50

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