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Campaign `72 / Republican Platform Committee #465605

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 1972
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(Studio) At Republican platform committee meeting, Secretary Defense Melvin Laird extols policies of Pentagon, criticizes Democrat defense budget plans. Secretary Treasury George Shultz defends economy policies. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary George Romney lauds housing policies.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami Beach, Florida) [Representative Paul McCLOSKEY - urges Republicans to disclose campaign contributions, include implication in Democrat headquarters break-in; ITT antitrust; and Armco Steel ecology cases. Says fact that big business money controls government could be big issue. Says Republican leaders try to squelch criticism of Nixon at conv., but party is bigger than 1 man.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

(Studio) Republican liberal group, Ripon Society, criticizes Nixon Vietnam war policy. Ripon President Howard Gillette says 53% bombing in S.E. Asia, 1/2 dollars spent, and 47% soldiers killed have been under Nixon administration
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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