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Free Press / Agnew / Controversy #443402

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 19, 1969
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(Studio) President American Society of Newspaper Editors says Vice President Spiro Agnew's speech tried to bring newspapers and broadcasters under same type of control as in USSR .
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(NYC) [President of Communications Director Herbert KLEIN - says Agnew expressed personal views. Called for self-exam. and opposed censorship. Mbrs. of Radio-TV News Dirs. Association requested administration call television stations to get their editorial points of view.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) President Association at time, J. W. Roberts, didn't recall matter as Klein described it. President' conservative speech-writer, Patrick Buchanan, wrote much of Vice President's talk. Representative James O'Hara asks that Klein and Federal Communications Commission Chairperson Dean Burch be fired. Says they want the President to get similar coverage as Kosygin in "Pravda."
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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