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Humphrey / Nixon / Fortas / Thurmond #441874

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 13, 1968
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(Studio) Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey refers to Richard Nixon as "Fearless Fosdick" with regard to law and order. Says Nixon made deal with Senator Strom Thurmond to block Abe Fortas' nomination as Supreme Court Justice in return for his support.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Sea Girt, New Jersey) Humphrey strolls along beach. [HUMPHREY - says Nixon campaign unfolding. Clear arrangement made with Thurmond with regard to Fortas. No President will manage courts Says for every jail Nixon wants to build, he'd build house For every policeman, he'd hire teacher. It's both. His privilege if he wants to play "Fearless Fosdick".]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(DC) [THURMOND - says Humphrey knows claim of deal false. Opposed Fortas nomination 3 years ago and is opposed to him for Chief Justice. Nixon has said it's matter for Senator, which it is.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) "Fearless Fosdick" is a cartoon-strip detective who sometimes gets his man, but by accident. Usually makes mess of whatever he does.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Oliver, Don

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