NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 14, 1969
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(Studio) Tomorrow is moratorium. President Nixon says he shares desire for peace, but disagrees on how to get it. Hanoi endorses moratorium.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Mamie Eisenhower present at White House ceremony. [President NIXON - says war debate about how to achieve peace. Americans believe in peace and want lasting 1.] Vice President Spiro Agnew denounces Hanoi statement and asks moratorium leaders to renounce it. [Vice President AGNEW - reads point of statement endorsing moratorium. Reflects lack of understanding of dictatorial regime of freedom of speech. Ldrs should repudiate this support.] Moratorium headquarters say it's appeal directed to American consciences. Statement regrets admin. seeks to discredit patriotism of Americans who want peace. Spokesperson says no support to be repudiated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
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