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Vietnam / Moratorium / Opposition #2526

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 14, 1969
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(Studio) Young Americans for Freedom protest closing of some schools. prisoners of war wife, Mrs. Chase Parish, asks moratorium organization to put pressure on North Vietnam to end war. Wife of Vietnam soldier, Mrs. Dale Long, to walk from Jacksonville to Raleigh in protest of moratorium.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Jacksonville, North Carolina) She's walking 150 mile and will give American flag to Governor Robert Scott. [Mrs. LONG - says she brought flag as symbol to show Americans who fly the flag in support of the war. Protest just tells enemy to hang on and not make concessions.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Senator Hugh Scott urges counterdemonstration and for citizens supporting President to turn on car lights. Charles Wiley heads National Committee for Responsible Patriotism.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Sayreville, New Jersey) [WILEY - says Committee feels Americans should support honorable Vietnam peace and should turn on lights if they do so.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Mayor John Lindsay calls for flying New York City flags at 1/2 mast, but Uniformed Firefighters Association says it won't lower flags on firehses. No official approval for moratorium in California.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(San Francisco, California) 19 state colleges won't close. 2000 wooden crosses planted at San Francisco State College, for each California killed in Vietnam. California Chancellor Glenn Dumke orders state colleges to continue normal activities. If faculty cancels class, may face disciplinary action.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Shoemaker, Dick
Duration:
00:04:40

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