Search the Archive

Vietnam / Paris Talks / GI President Service / Fighting / Laos War #449896

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 1970
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Paris talks, ritual of reading statements; nothing happens; US delegate Philip Habib tried to get other side to talk about issues; they demanded release of Chicago Seven and accused United States of spreading war. Senator Eugene McCarthy talked to North Vietnam in Paris; testified to Senate Foreign Relations Committee
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) [McCARTHY - says can't bring serious negotiations in Paris until United States willing to make basic change in policy.] [J. William FULBRIGHT - asks what prevents negotiating.] [McCARTHY - says needs to accept new government in South Vietnam.] [Voice of John Sherman COOPER - asks McCarthy if he feels Nixon is wrong.]
REPORTER: David Brinkley (narrates)

(Studio) GI Press Service, run by Alan Meyers, produced pamphlet opposing war; he is followed by military intelligence agents wherever he goes; would not let him visit Vietnam; agents had phony press cards.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Saigon, South Vietnam) Govt. admits it was mistake, counter intelligence agents were shadowing United States citizen; South Vietnam government kept him from leaving plane; Meyers on trip to help build international anti-war movement; Army considered him active subversive threat.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) United States B-52 bombs South Vietnam and Laos, even though United States will not admit it was flying combat missions in Laos. Casualty figures show 96 United States killed; number of United States casualties in Laos not given; United States military doesn't admit operations there. Senator Frank Church charges United States is expanding its role in Laos without any authority.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Jones, Kenley
Duration:
00:04:50

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.