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Canal Treaty Battle #254981

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 09, 1978
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(Studio) Formation of battle lines over Panama Canal treaty noted, with admin. sending top officials out to rally public support and anti-treaty forces planning 7-city blitz.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Group's announcement of plans to fight Carter administration efforts for treaty ratification reported [Admiral Thomas MOORER - cites alleged administration plans for pushing treaty; doesn't believe such concentrated effort has ever been made.] [Representative Larry McDONALD - thinks "truth squad" will be able to give substance to Americans' opposition to treaty.] [Senator Paul LAXALT - says treaty would trade stable, predictable situation for unstable one.] Laxalt's comment with regard to treaty issue's special problems for Republican quoted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob

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