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Vietnam / President Address #464439

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon to address nation on Vietnam at 9:00 p.m. EDT. United States planes resume bombing around Hanoi, North Vietnam. President meets with National Security Council at White House
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Secretary of State Rogers summoned back to Washington, DC from Europe generates rare mood of urgency and suspense. Henry Kissinger postpones trip to Japan for 2nd time. A new military action in Vietnam expected. Speculation include: renewed bombing in North Vietnam; naval quarantine of Haiphong Harbor; landing of South Vietnam Marines in DMZ (demilitarized zone) or North Vietnam. United States confrontation with Russia predicted; summit nay be jeopardized.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Democrat Senators request meeting of leaders of both ptys. with President
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) [Senator J. William FULBRIGHT - says it would be serious mistake if President refuses to consult with Senate leaders] [Senator John STENNIS - feels need of communications; says emergency is confronting President]
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) Congress leaders will meet with President at White House before his speech.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Utley, Garrick;
Valeriani, Richard

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