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Lodge Resignation / Walsh / State Department / Talks #3078

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 1969
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(Studio) Chief Paris negotiator, Henry Cabot Lodge, and his Dep., Lawrence Walsh resign, effective in December President Nixon appts. advisor, Philip Habib, as Acting Head.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Paris, France) [Amb LODGE - says resigned due to personal matters. Enemy's position unchanged. They demand United States withdraws alone, and won't talk to Vietnam government]
REPORTER: Pat Chapman

(Studio) Walsh would reconsider if Communist ldrs change attitudes.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) State Department representatives say resignation doesn't mean downgrading of talks. Says no plans for successor until signs of progress noted.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Before resigning, Lodge told enemy major of Americans supported President Nixon, and he won't be pressured into changing policy.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Chapman, Pat;
Scali, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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