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Canal Treaty / Opponents' Campaign #254653

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 17, 1978
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(Studio) Panama Canal treaty opponents' beginning of campaign to stop ratification of treaty reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) Report on group's meeting with interested people in Miami. [Senator Paul LAXALT - says basic issue is whether or not to give away canal; cites opposition. Notes it will be tough issue, but says American people on his side.] Opposition to treaty by members of vets' orgs. noted. [Senator Jake GARN - puts treaty in same category as withdrawal from South Korea, giving in to USSR in Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and breaking defense treaty with Taiwan and surrendering island to China (PR).] Group in Miami is part of Committee to Save the Panama Canal; members head north after Miami meeting
REPORTER: David Dick

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David

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