NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 1969
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(Studio) 100s of antiwar protests in US. 1000 dissenters pass by White House each hour Police confront protesters by Justice Department, but group disperses. Senators Mike Mansfield and Hugh Scott praise group for dignity and orderly behavior. Troops to protect all Federal Bldgs. Saturday
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Tents outside Arlington National Cemetery where marchers get signs with name of war dead or bombed village. March across Memorial Bridge, past Lincoln Memorial, to White House Marchers call out names of dead in front of White House President Nixon in Florida. March ends at Capitol where placards placed in coffins. Girl sings of peace; Americans for Peace, not Surrender, hold Rally against moratorium. [Antimarch spokesperson Edward BUTLER - advocates peace, not surrender, which would lead to bigger wars.] 43,000 troops in case of trouble.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen
(NYC) 1000s lie down in Central Park to show how bodies would look. "Taps" played and black and white balloons released, symbolizing those dead and those to die in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman
(Sacramento, California) Parents who disapprove of reading of dead son's names confront those reading names. [MAN - asks if they had permission to do so.] [READER - says names are matter of public record. Feels sorry for parents.] [MAN - asks why parents couldn't have been asked.] [ORG. - says guaranteed by Const. right to dissent. This is point of our demonstration.] [MAN - calls them heroes to Hanoi.] Names read while patriotic music ordered by Governor Ronald Reagan played.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer