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Moratorium / Administration Reaction / Goodell #3042

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1969
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(Studio) Admin. steps up attack on demonstrators.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) White House has no response to HHH statement. [Postmaster Winton BLOUNT - says important what enemy thinks dissenters are saying. They think force will cause President Nixon to cut and run, so they're staying.] Blount reported to President Nixon on Vietnam trip. Justice Department reports Federal legal action could result from protest violence.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Department studies some of moratorium leaders for possible violation of Federal Antiriot Law which prohibits crossing state lines to incite or be in riot. Dep. Attorney General Richard Kleindienst says enough evidence to warrant study. Criticized leadership, who knew there'd be violence, and aided it. Calls it irresponsible to allow Abbie Hoffman and David Dellinger to speak at Washington, DC rally.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Senator Charles Coodell says it's time to end mass protests, fearing violence.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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