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Vietnam / Moratorium / Massachusetts / California / Connecticut #2544

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 15, 1969
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(Studio) 1000s attracted to moratorium besides college students.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Lincoln, Massachusetts) Prayers for peace held in sunrise service. Different ages and types of people take point
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Boston, Massachusetts) Quakers read Vietnam roll of dead. Aerial view of huge crowd shown. Students march to Commons singing, "Give Peace A Chance." Senator George McGovern said support of Thieu regime not worth 1 extra life
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Whittier, California) At Whittier College, President Nixon's alma mater, the flame of life is lit until war ends. Students carry peace petition to City Hall.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(Fairfield, Connecticut) Debate occurs at Mississippi.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Narrates

(Fairfield, Connecticut) Students debate war. [GIRL - says should try to stop Communists from taking over.] [BOY - says Vietnam people want us out. United States will have to leave to end it.] [2nd GIRL - says Viet Cong kill, too.] [3rd GIRL - says South Vietnam sympathizers will be killed when we leave.] [4th GIRL - asks if this justifies 1000s more men killed.] [3rd GIRL - says it does since it will prevent more from being killed.] [2nd BOY - says South Vietnam population should be able to decide whether or not they want troops out. Indecisiveness hurts us.]
REPORTER: Marlene Sanders

(Studio) Young have most to lose in war. Mississippi debate emotional, but so is US Senator
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Geer, Stephen;
Reynolds, Frank;
Sanders, Marlene

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