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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 22, 1970
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(Studio) Syrians rout Jordan armor; King Hussein tries to stop advance; guerrillas vow long fight; United States concerned for citizens; intervention more likely.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) United States asks USSR restrain Syria; Hussein in danger.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(NYC) Closest military bases to Amman, Jordan, British and Turkish; United States needs permission to use them to evacuate Americans; cooperation unlikely.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Nature of civil war changed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Army 53,000 strong; guerrillas have 12,000; Syrian military stronger than Jordan; Hussein seeks political end to fighting.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Mediterranean Sea) United States ships prepare to evacuate Americans if necessary.
REPORTER: Larry Pomeroy

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Kalb, Marvin;
Pomeroy, Larry;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:06:10

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