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Starobin Report / Thuy and Kissinger #443462

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1969
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(Studio) Senator J. William Fulbright makes public report from Joseph Starobin, who says he talked with Thuy and Dr. Henry Kissinger. Starobin is former editor of "Communist Daily Worker," and now is professor of political science at York University in Toronto.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Toronto, Canada) He quit Communist Party 15 years ago. Met Thuy in North Vietnam then. [STAROBIN - says they said if United States shows good faith by pulling out 100,000, and sits down to discuss different proposals for political situations, they'd be in favor of negotiation for interim coalition government, including some members of South Vietnam government They were prepared for private talks with US. Kissinger, through French intermediary, encouraged North Vietnam to make new proposal. Hanoi willing to meet United States more than halfway in August.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Kissinger denies Starobin intermediary for United States and North Vietnam, and says US already aware of his offered information.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Briggs, Fred;
Huntley, Chet

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