NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 19, 1972
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(Studio) All on road today, but President Nixon, who remained in DC. Mrs. Nixon out west; Vice President Spiro Agnew in Minnesota. George McGovern in Chicago, Illinois, where he endorsed aid to parents sending children to parochial schools. (As Nixon has done.)
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Senator McGovern and wife visit Gordon Tech. school; he endorses federal aid for parochial and other nonpublic schools. [McGOVERN - proposes tax credits for parents of children in parochial and other bonafide nonpublic schools.] (Milwaukee, WI) McGovern arrives at airport in rain. Schedule given; strategy interpreted. Considers television speech on controversial issues.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Vice President Agnew and wife arrive in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to begin campaign. Schedule said to have called for crowd outside hotel; speech inside; and news conference Campaign said leisurely, low-key. No cause for desperation seen. [AGNEW - in formal speech, notes beginning of campaign; friendliness toward opponents.] Following said harshest note: [AGNEW - says McGovern offerings meager, though well-intentioned.] New "conciliatory Agnew" image noted. Agnew role said to "make no waves."
REPORTER: Jack Perkins