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Walter Cronkite on Nixon Era Attempt to Intimidate TV News

Nov. 26, 1969, Walter Cronkite, Spiro Agnew

Nov. 26, 1969: "It's not reaction to a charge made against us that is the question that is at stake here. It's the reaction to an implied threat to freedom of speech in this country."

--Walter Cronkite, on Vice President Spiro Agnew's criticism of TV news. During his speech, Agnew noted that radio and TV stations are federally licensed.

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I'm glad now we have cable and the internet so that prima donas on all sides of the political spectrum can spout off and not violate the public trust our nation's air waves.


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