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Vietnam / Halt / Reactions / Candidates #458

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 01, 1968
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(Studio) United Nations Secretary General U Thant says President Johnson's decision brought highest Vietnam peace prospects in 3 years Chairperson Senate Foreign Relations Committee, William Fulbright, hopes halt to ceasefire. Senator Eugene McCarthy calls it opener, not trump card. Michigan Governor George Romney says halt may be Democrat campaign tactic; urges voters not to be brainwashed. General Curtis LeMay says no choice but to back Lyndon Johnson.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Nashville, Tennessee) [LEMAY - says odds are this is only another stalling tactic. Hanoi could be trying to influence election. November 6 meeting may be start of productive talks. War still main issue.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) George Wallace tells Asheville, North Carolina, group if talks fail, should wind war up militarily.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No Location Given) [WALLACE - interested in cessation of hostilities and desires honorable peace. Glad if this is start of it.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Richard Nixon tells televised New York City rally he hopes halt will bring progress to talks.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reynolds, Frank

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