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Vietnam / Peace Talks / Lodge Resigns #443414

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 1969
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(Studio) Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and Dep., Lawrence Walsh, resign. Lodge says Communists won't negotiate seriously.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Paris, France) Resignation no surprise. [Ambassador LODGE - says today another session with regard to United States asking North Vietnam to abandon "take it or leave it" attitude. Didn't expect miracles. Must never give up. Be good if we could get killing to stop.]
REPORTER: David Burrington

(DC) Known Lodge was unhappy with lack of progress, and lack of clout with admin. He'll resign December 8. No hurry in selecting replacement. No more concessions from US.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David;
Valeriani, Richard

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