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CBS Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1976
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(Studio) Spain's King Juan Carlos to visit United States Sunday in honor of Bicentennial. Report on Carlos' reign.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Madrid, Spain) Royal family shown at public events. Their villa shown. King and queen's small offices noted; atmosphere is casual. Queen Sofia attends University lectures. Speculation widespread about King's secret political contacts and his underground war with right wing that supported General Francisco Franco. Carlos close to break with Premier Carlos Arias Navarro; Arias is opposed to reform. Carlos' strategy is to win over younger leaders of armed forces. He can oust Franco crowd with military support and bring moderates to power. Carlos shown meeting with secretary general of the Social Democratic party, Antonio Garcia Lopez. Lopez says Carlos has profound faith in democrat
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill

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