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Vietnam / Halt / Candidates Reactions #440603

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1968
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(Studio) In Chicago, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey promises to bind up wounds. Richard Nixon says in Texas, he'd spend more on military hardware. Louis Harris poll shows Vice President with 37% to Nixon's 40%.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Battle Creek, Michigan) [HUMPHREY - says President message meaningful and hopeful. We'll win with your help.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Peoria, Illinois) Didn't speak of halt in Peoria. Aides sure halt will help Vice President
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Fort Worth, Texas) Nixon team assessing effect of halt. [NIXON - says any Vietnam discussion might hurt peace talks. No peace in past 4 years Says he ended 1 war and kept United States out of others during his administration United States must be 1st in strength.] Some of Republicans spread idea halt political timed to help Humphrey. [Cnty. Republican leader John GOOCH - hopes halt means something. Hanoi would rather deal with present administration than Nixon.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) George Wallace hopes for peace but says must go for military victory if it fails.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Nashville, Tennessee) [General Curtis LEMAY - says odds are this is another North Vietnam stalling tactic. Hanoi could be trying to influence election. Nothing here at all. Vietnam main issue.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) LeMay says possible President trying to influence election but he hoped not.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Kaplow, Herbert;
Perkins, Jack

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