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Walter Cronkite on Nixon Era Attempt to Intimidate TV News

July 17, 2009 |  9:45 pm


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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