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Campaign `72 / Vietnam-McGovern and Salinger #465635

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 1972
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(Studio) Politics and Vietnam become more involved. Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark fights with Defense Department over his trip to North Vietnam. Sargent Shriver says Nixon passed up peace signal in 1969. Henry Kissinger visits South Vietnam prior to Republican convention McGovern sends Pierre Salinger to talk with North Vietnam in Paris. President Press Secretary Ron Ziegler says McGovern action could jeopardize President peace efforts. At Republican national conv., Senator Robert Griffin also criticizes Democrat President nomination
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Miami Beach, Florida) [GRIFFIN - says McGovern doesn't stand chance to win in November unless Vietnam war continues. It is therefore shocking that amateur diplomat from McGovern's entourage would meddle in official negotiations to end war. Notes McGovern's widening credibility gap.

(Studio) McGovern insists he did not instruct Salinger to begin any kind of peace negotiations with North Vietnam.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Racine, WI) [McGOVERN - calls it ironic that White House thinks inquiry about POWs would interfere with negotiations. Nixon sends Kissinger to South Vietnam for publicity before convention and that is what is interfering with negotiations.]

(Studio) McGovern 1st said he gave Salinger no instructions to talk to North Vietnam in Paris, them said he had dome so.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John
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