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Vietnam / Bombing Halt / Johnson / Rusk #440595

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1968
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(Studio) Bombardment of North Vietnam stops at 8 a. m. EST. President Johnson announced halt and said Viet Cong and South Vietnam would be represented at Wednesday Paris Peace Talks. Says halt to continue if South Vietnam cities not shelled and DMZ (demilitarized zone) is restored.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [JOHNSON - says have chance and opportunity to save human lives. We'll see if North Vietnam acting in good faith. Prepared if they're not.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Secretary of State Dean Rusk says USSR responsible for peace talks' future.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) [RUSK - says those who advised halt should make effort to show their advice had substance. Believes our action is constructive. Peace can come to Vietnam when Hanoi stops using military to impose political settlement on South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Peace not yet in South East Asia. North Vietnam knows what's expected of them. Those who advised halt include many. Telling them to get busy; United States made her move.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Huntley, Chet

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