ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) President Bush reported ordering more troops into Panama; details given of General Manuel Noriega's nullification of last Sunday's elecs. Report introduced.
(DC: Brit Hume) Bush's stmts. and actions in response to Panamanian situation reported [BUSH - directs speech to Panamanian people.] United States actions detailed, include recall of ambassador Arthur Davis. [BUSH - says he will protect American citizens.] Bush's day of consultation about matter reviewed; scenes shown of Bush with joint chiefs of staff chairperson William Crowe. [Senator George MITCHELL - comments on Bush's position.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ; Panama City, Panama: Peter Collins) Response in Panama to Bush's decision to send troops discussed; Noriega's position reviewed. Scenes shown of yesterday's beating of opposition candidate Guillermo Ford. Noriega's cancellation of election analyzed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Explanation of why no film can be transmitted from Panama today given. Report introduced.
(DC: Bob Zelnick) Report on makeup of troops that will be sent to Panama detailed. (Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Tom Schell) Report on Americans living in Panama featured; details given of harassment of "zonies," Americans who reside in what used to be the Panama Canal Zone; map and scenes shown. Role of incoming American forces in area explained.