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Vietnam / Moratorium / Pro and Con / Cong. #2542

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 1969
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(Studio) Report on case for and against moratorium.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Moratorium Coordinator Sam BROWN - says hard to believe President to continue war in face of such public protest. Clear substantial number oppose war.] [Director Communications Herbert KLEIN - says maybe majority of Americans will speak now. Both sides want peace.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) Crowd sings "Amen" on Capitol steps. Most are Congress staff employees.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) Senator Mike Mansfield calls protest dramatic showing of impatience with war that drags on with no end in sight. Senator Barry Goldwater says pickets play into hands of enemy. 14 Republican Representatives, led by Representative Sam Steiger, ask for escalation. Senator Edward Kennedy suggests pulling out all combat troops in 1 year and all troops by 1972.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Boston, Massachusetts) [KENNEDY - cites empty promises of war's end.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) President Nixon's released statement said war to end in 3 years If not careful, President Nixon and Kennedy could blunder into agreement.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.

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