NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 11, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon, Defense Secretary Melvin Laird, and Senator Everett Dirksen refuse to hear Senator George Aiken's anti-ballistic missile compromise.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Senators John Sherman Cooper, Barry Goldwater, and John Tower debate ABM on almost deserted floor. Goldwater doesn't think Soviets to be any nicer if United States doesn't build it. Says secret Senator session wouldn't be secret. Dirksen says Admin. can win vote by close margin. Reporter says Nixon may offer compromise Monday Cooper-Hart amendment calls for development funds without deployment. McIntyre-Brooke amendment calls for radar and computer installations, but no missile deployment. Vermont Senator Winston Prouty to make decision Monday
REPORTER: John Chancellor; ARTIST: Leo Hershfield