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Moratorium / Administration and Committee View #443357

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1969
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Bypassed Introduction Chet Huntley (NYC); David Brinkley (DC)

(Studio) Moratorium ends Sunday Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler says 2 marches peaceful, but President Nixon had no intention of changing Vietnam policy. President refuses to talk of subject. Some arrests and violence Friday and Saturday, apart from marches. Attorney General John Mitchell pleased with major who obeyed law, but says protest couldn't be called peaceful. Senator Mike Mansfield says 99.44% conducted selves with dignity and decorum.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [Moratorium Committee Sam BROWN - says press distinguished between small group who didn't come to give to event from main body. Mitchell still hasn't got the message. Chief of Police said there was a cooperative spirit. Mitchell doesn't read newspapers or police reports] Admin. thinks 245,000 peaceful protesters couldn't be separated from 5,000 not so peaceful. Some damage to Justice Department Admin.'s view could justify earlier fears of violence and forbid other march permits.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Orgs pleased. Moratorium Committee has 3 December days planned for local protests.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Stern, Carl

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