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US-Britain Air Treaty #252731

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 21, 1977
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(Studio) Direct service between United States and Britain could cease tonight as north Atlantic air route treaty expires and new one is stalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Original treaty, reached in Bermuda 31 years ago, described; details with regard to present dispute noted. [Transport. Secretary Brock ADAMS - says Britain, in effect, wants to halt passenger's freedom to choose airline.] Pan Am, TWA and British Airways preparations for anticipated interruptions noted. British Airways official tells reporter Mitchell Krauss interrupted service will be blow to tourism, especially for Britain's jubilee season. [SCHNEIDER - says it's serious in terms of tourism.] Talks with Britain precede similar ones with Italy and Japan.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Late word from American delegation is that situation is hopeful.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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