NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 13, 1968
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(Studio) President Johnson, Mexico president Gustave Diaz Ordaz set off dynamite charge to change course of Rio Grande River in El Paso. 400 acres disputed land went to Mexico.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(El Paso, Texas) Background given. Disputed land described. Holds detention camp for wet-backs. Few people on land. River, railroads, bridges, etc. moved to change course of river. New concrete river bed dedicated. [JOHNSON - speaks of international relations, human values.] Film of event shown. Cost: $40 million.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins KTSM-TV
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