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Panama / United States Invasion / Hostages / New Government #120237

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 23, 1989
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Two Americans, CBS News producer Jon Meyersohn and businessman Doug Mullen, reported released after being held hostage in Panama following United States invasion.

(Panama City, Panama: John McKenzie) Comments from new Panamanian government about General Manuel Noriega, who is still at large, featured. [President Guillermo ENDARA - says the people do not want Noriega and that he has taken over an invaded country that is in total anarchy.] Defense Department video shown of invasion. Life in post-invasion Panama City, Panama, noted, shown.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Revised casualty figs. from Pentagon given.

(Panama City, Panama: Forrest Sawyer) Progress in American military operations featured; scenes shown of Noriega loyalists surrendering and from streets of Panama City. [American military SPOKESPERSON - says we are making progress.] [In street, American SOLDIER - comments.] Issue of formation of and loyalty of a new Panamanian police force detailed.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Appearance of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney on "This Wk." to answer questions about Panama and Romania noted.

McKenzie, John;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Simpson, Carole

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