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Vietnam / Moratorium / Paris / Nixon / Thieu / Senate #2556

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 16, 1969
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(Studio) Admin. surveys moratorium impact. In Paris, Communists propose secret US-VC talks, with South Vietnam left out. Offer refused.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) President Nixon officially unmoved by protest. In future, public to be advised of Vietnam policy. He'll speak November 3 on decline of North Vietnam and Viet Cong troops, and withdrawal of most Americans in 2-3 years

(Studio) President received 1600 telegrams; 1300 endorsed his plan. President Nguyen Van Thieu afraid moratorium hurt our chances in Paris. Says Hanoi may have been encouraged, so war will continue. Senate leaders praise moratorium as excellent use of right to dissent.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Gill, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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