Search the Archive

Carter / Panama Canal Treaty #253414

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 29, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) President Carter meets with Panama Canal treaty negotiators; tells them he wants quick settlement.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Despite reports of snags in negotiations, Carter chairs meeting and seems optimistic. [CARTER - believes progress has been made and is eager and determined that United States will cooperate to get speedy results.] Panamanian representatives don't seem as hopeful. [Panama ambassador Ramon ESCOBAR - (thru translator) says after years of negotiations, they've learned not to be either optimistic or pessimistic, but to believe in results.] Escobar says Carter's suggestion that new canal might be needed can't be considered till present disagreements resolved. Some conservatives in Congress say negotiations illegal, as only Congress has authority to give up US possessions. [Senator Orrin HATCH - says confrontation possible.] Senators consider lawsuit if more information with regard to negotiations not given to them; idea is to let Supreme Court decide whether President has authority to make deal.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.