CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1973
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(Studio) Mid. E. crisis on brink of involving United States and USSR in military confrontation. United States calls military into alert, but crisis dissipates as quickly as it mushroomed. United Nations passes new resolution providing for cntrys., besides superpowers, to oversee cease-fire enforcement in Middle E. Mild alert still in effect, but tension eases.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(White House) President cancels news conference scheduled to explain White House tapes decision of past wkend. [Speaker of House Carl ALBERT - explains military alert in effect, but emphasis on diplomacy.] [Senator Henry JACKSON - believes US stands on brink of major decision. If USSR enters Mid. E., Sovs. may not leave.] Secretary of State Henry Kissinger holds news conference and pleads with USSR to remember detente. [KISSINGER - states United States and USSR not on brink of confrontation now. Mil. alert only precautionary.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) USSR steps up airlifts to Arabs leading United States to alert military forces. Texas air guard at Ellington Air Force Base prepares for any eventuality.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Fort Bragg, North Carolina) Troops prepare for possible "go" cmd. 82nd airborne in total readiness. Press not allowed to speak with troops at all.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall
(NYC) Break in tension comes in United Nations Security Council chamber. United Nations resolution restates Mid. E. cease-fire and enlarges corps to police cease-fire. Resolution outlined. [Soviet ambassador to United Nations Yakov MALIK - agrees to stay out of Mid. E. along with US. Favors new resolution.]
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet
(Studio) United Nations orders Austrians, Finns and Swedes to Mid. E. area to oversee cease-fire.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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