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Vietnam / Bombing Halt / Rumors #440215

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1968
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(Studio) American spokesperson at Paris Peace Talks says there has been movement. Sources say United States ready to stop North Vietnam bombing. White House says no breakthrough. President Johnson talks to President candidates on 3 way call and relates what's happening.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Johnson on verge of stopping bombing. South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu dragging his foot Ambassador Ellsworth discussed halt with Thieu. After Paris Peace Talks held, American spokesperson William Jordan says movement though not necessarily progress. In Canberra, Premier John Gorton says Johnson with luck, can announce halt soon. Press Secretary George Christian says no change.

Abel, Elie;
Brinkley, David

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