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Vietnam Criticism / Senate Debate #2464

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 1969
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(Studio) Senator debates Vietnam. Senator Hugh Scott's request for moratorium on criticism led to debate.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Senator J. William Fulbright calls for moratorium on killing and says it's time to leave Vietnam. Senator Scott says pullout to lead to withdrawal, and Catholics to be killed 1st. Senator Fulbright says President Nixon hasn't fulfilled promise to end war. Scott echoes President Nixon's saying he won't be 1st President to preside over American defeat.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Hartford, Connecticut) [Senator George McGOVERN - calls for moratorium of killing rather than moratorium on free speech.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) [Senator John TOWER - says resuming North Vietnam bombing, closing Haiphong Port, and closing enemy's communication lines should be considered. Pressure is only way to bring enemy to terms. Victory not unobtainable.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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