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Nixon Trip / Paris / Speech #444428

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon arrives in Paris. Swept through ceremonies. Begins 10 hours of talks with President Charles De Gaulle. De Gaulle's approval on NATO, British membership in Common Market and on unification of Europe not expected. Other possibilities exist with Vietnam and Mideast settlements, monetary situation, and German solution. 2 President discuss Mideast for 2 1/2 hours.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Paris, France) De Gaulle meets Nixon at airport. Welcomes Nixon in French. [NIXON - says France American's oldest ally and friend. Quotes Benjamin Franklin in saying every man has two homes: France and his own.]
REPORTER: Chet Huntley (Narrates )

(Studio) Nixon's remarks about De Gaulle quite complimentary.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Paris, France) Texts distributed before Nixon's speeches. Words of praise about De Gaulle not spoken. Germans, Belgians, and English will be annoyed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) White House says words meant as respectful praise, not as endorsement of De Gaulle's proposals.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet

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