• Short Summary

    Senators George McGovern and William Fulbright, both the them major opponents of the Vietnam war, took advantage of free television time donated by the network on Sunday (31 August) to criticise recent statements on the war by spokesmen of the Nixon administration.

  • Description

    Senators George McGovern and William Fulbright, both the them major opponents of the Vietnam war, took advantage of free television time donated by the network on Sunday (31 August) to criticise recent statements on the war by spokesmen of the Nixon administration.

    The Washington statements came on the eve of a Senate vote on the so-called "amendment to end the war" co-sponsored by South Dakota Democrat McGovern and Oregon Republican Mark Hatfield.

    Informal tallies on the day of the vote indicated that the amendment would not be carried, and the Senate would stop short of taking the unprecedented steps of cutting off funds for the war.

    Senators McGovern and Fulbright said nothing particularly new in their television statements, but indicated their position and strong feelings on the war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZAT1A9VOYOY9342JCN9DYXPZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZAT1A9VOYOY9342JCN9DYXPZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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