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Vietnam War / United States Reaction #463567

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 16, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon doesn't want Vietnam to be political issue in election. New bombings may change things.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Los Angeles, California) [Senator George MCGOVERN , D-South Dakota- says bombing brings us one step further from peace, release of POWs, away from Nixon's pledge 4 years ago not to escalate but to get out of Vietnam.]

(Detroit, Michigan) [Senator George WALLACE, D-Alabama- After bombing stopped in 1968, North Vietnam made some concessions. Want Americans home, but protected so they're alive, not dead.]

(NYC) [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY, D-Minnesota- terms bombings unfortunate. Wants to take case of new aggression to Security Council of UN. Have them call for cease fire; United States present own program of troop withdrawal under UN supervision.]

(DC) [Senator Edmund MUSKIE, D-ME- shocking confession of faith; raises dangerous risk - Haiphong Harbor filled with foreign ships.]

(Studio) Senate Democratic Ldr, Mike Mansfield, on way to Peking, says is discouraged and disheartened. Will lengthen war and hurt his visit to Peking.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Utley, Garrick

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