NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1972
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(Studio) New escalation of Vietnam war spurs Senator debate.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Democrats conceive debate to keep war alive as Political issue. Senator Cranston inspired the 4 1/2 hour discussion, saying President Nixon should either end war or withdraw as candidate for reelection. Senator Goldwater says Democrats are weak-kneed. Senator Symington says President obviously decided to continue war. Senator Tower says liberals cry for surrender. Senator Hughes says all have been wrong in handling Vietnam situation, calls for understanding and tolerance. Senator Dole says debate is a political exercise to embarrass President
REPORTER: Robert McCormick Artist: Stephen Cohen
(Studio) At House of Representatives, Democrats advocate resolution for fixed date for US withdrawal from Vietnam if United States POWs are released. Secretary of State William Rogers visits House to discuss Vietnam war.
(DC) [ROGERS - says he attends House to brief Representatives, as he has Senators, on admin. Vietnam policy.]
REPORTER: Gordon Graham
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