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Canal Treaty Debate #256525

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1978
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(Studio) Senator's conclusion of secret session investigating charges that Panama's Omar Torrijos was involved in drug trafficking and outcome of session reported Statement of majority leader Robert Byrd quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Senator perusal of Intelligence Committee files on drug dealing issue and outcome of probe outlined. Question to Senators Bayh and Goldwater as to whether probe had changed any Senators' minds stated. [BAYH and GOLDWATER - say no in unison.] [Senator Robert DOLE - saw several undecided Senators paying close attention Doesn't know that this will change vote or that it was purpose of investigation to do so.] Public opinion factor in final Senate vote mentioned.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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