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NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1973
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(Studio) United States task force to be moved into Indian Ocean. Pentagon reports action taken to counteract USSR build-up in Mediterranean. Nixon administration requests Congress suspend action on favored-nation trade status for USSR till Mid. E. situation cleared up.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Feelings on trade status for USSR unchanged, but President wants to approach matter more slowly. Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev calls last wk's. United States military alert absurd. Nixon adviser Peter Flanigan requests Congress stop action on bill.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Sovs. seem to be on partial alert; United States also remains on alert. United States most concerned about growing USSR naval strength in Mediterranean. American conts. airlifts to Israel. United States influence with Israel may have kept Israel from destroying trapped Egyptian 3rd army in Suez Canal.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(DC) Egypt's acting foreign minister Ismail Fahmy meets with President Nixon with message from Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Fahmy allegedly hopes to settle cease-fire line dispute. Egypt in optimistic mood with regard to Mid. E. settlement. President and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger believe influence should be used to get settlement.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) President leaves for Camp David, Maryland, for evening after afternoon mtgs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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