CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon meets with labor leaders at AFL-CIO convention in Florida. In 1971 when Nixon spoke at labor convention had hostile reception. But labor refused to support Democratic nominee George McGovern for President in 1972 and Nixon has appointed labor man Peter Brennan as Labor Secretary Reception today warm.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) AFL-CIO President George Meany greets Nixon and Brennan as they arrive convention. Nixon and labor leaders talk in closed session. [MEANS - denies Nixon rudely treated in 1971.] After labor meeting Nixon visits Fort Lauderdale golf tournament to help Jackie Gleason and others publicize Boys Club tournament benefit. Nixon and Gleason talk with crowd. [NIXON - says United States achieved Vietnam objective, which was to prevent Communist takeover by force of South Vietnam.] Tomorrow Nixon goes to Columbia, SC, to thank state legislature for supporting his Vietnam policy.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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