CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) Politicians' misunderstandings of Vietnam examined as illustrated in book "The Experts Speak"; French General Rene Cognie, South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem quoted. [1963, President John F. KENNEDY - claims spearpoint of aggression in South Vietnam has been blunted.] [President Lyndon JOHNSON - won't send United States troops to Vietnam.] United States troop strength under LBJ recalled. Gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan quoted. [November 1967, General William WESTMORELAND - is encouraged.] Presidential candidate Richard Nixon quoted in 1968 and 1972. [1966, LBJ - sees light at end of tunnel.] [January 1973, NIXON - claims peace with honor; elaborates.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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