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State of The Union / Address #460469

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 20, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon's State of the Union address was low key and conciliatory to political opposition.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [NIXON - announces bigger defense spending budget until mutual arms limitation agreement reached. Calls strong defense guardian, not enemy, of peace. Nixon lists improvements on domestic scene; says inflation will be stopped. Strives for full employment in peace time. He proposes Federal sales tax to replace property tax for financing schools, giving local school bds. control over schools.]

(Studio) President Nixon, in longer, written, version of speech, denounces school busing for integration. Technological devt. program planned which could ease unemployment. Anti-war protesters and P.O.W. families demonstrated at Capitol.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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