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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 04, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon bases Vietnam speech on assumption that "great silent major" supports him. Support and criticism varied.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) View shown of telegrams and letters on President' desk. President says 1/2 of letters indicate they're point of "silent major"
REPORTER: David Brinkley narrates

(Studio) Senator J. William Fulbright says he'll go ahead with study of war.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [Senator FULBRIGHT - says if war justified, should be won. If not, should be liquidated. He's taken over LBJ war.] [Senator Gordon ALLOTT - says President given only way we can leave war. He's given truth to Americans]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) President Nixon believes most Americans oppose quick end to war, and do support him.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [President NIXON - asks for support of Americans Let's be united. North Vietnam cannot humiliate or defeat US; only Americans can.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) NBC surveys public reaction.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Cleveland, Ohio) [WOMAN - says supports him 100%.] [MAN - says nothing new, but it was to the point.] [2nd MAN - says bombing should continue.] [3rd MAN - says expected more withdrawals.] [4th MAN - calls it pep talk.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Detroit, Michigan) [MAN - commends words about great silent major] [2nd MAN - says President in box.] [WOMAN - says war should have been ended by now.] [3rd MAN - says Nixon is repeating himself.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Los Angeles, California) [MAN - didn't know anything about it.] [WOMAN - says go along with him.] [2nd MAN - says he didn't take course.] [3rd MAN - says he's held a firm course.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Chicago, Illinois) [MAN - says President should be middle of the road.] [WOMAN - says major wants quick settlement.] [2nd MAN - says behind President, but others want boys home.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Source says President knows United States divided, but thinks major will support "all deliberate speed" withdrawal. President now in beleaguered position.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

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Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:09:20

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