NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 20, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon at White House George McGovern campaigns in Ohio, New Jersey. Sargent Shriver and Spiro Agnew in Midwest.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Saint Louis, Missouri) Agnew campaign calls for issues speeches, not harsh. At Saint Louis Rotary Club, Vice President Agnew speaks on defense, and McGovern's proposals for cuts. [AGNEW - does not question McGovern's sincerity, but disagrees with conclusions. Says nuclear war would be onlyavenueleft open if cut in conventional arms.] Reporter notes no interruptions by applause; said dispassionate, professorial; perhaps to be campaign tone. Contrasts with opponent.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) [SHRIVER - jests about "following" Agnew.] Shriver says, according to reporter, Nixon has made United States cities prisoners-of-war, by wasting $ in Vietnam. [SHRIVER - contrasts war costs with urban needs.] Shriver stop at Chicago, Illinois, factory noted. Said trying to keep workers in Democratic party. [SHRIVER - says "too bad" to unidentified worker's negative quip.] Some workers dislike McGovern policies, will switch to Nixon; others enthusiastic. [SHRIVER - thanks worker who wishes him luck.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen