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Nixon Peace Proposal / United States Reaction #460579

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 26, 1972
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(Studio) Sen Minority leader Hugh Scott praises plan. Senate Majority leader Mike Mansfield favorable. Senator Edward Kennedy says 8 point plan should be 1 point, contingent only on release of P.O.W.s.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Senator Geo MCGOVERN - doubtful that plan will bring negotiated settlement.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - urges setting withdrawal date, then discussing P.O.W. and M.I.A. release.] (Frankfort, Ky.) [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - says South Vietnam election is new element in plan, but request for total cease-fire could lead to stalemate in Paris negotiations.]

(Studio) Former Secretary defense Clark Clifford, Muskie Advisor, reiterates North Vietnam refusal of any cease-fire.

(DC) [Republican Representative Paul MCCLOSKEY - says speech was for political reasons.]

(Studio) President Nixon rptdly disclosed secrets due to divisions in country.

Chancellor, John

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