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Canal Treaty Debate #256725

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1978
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(Studio) Beginning of Senator debate on Canal treaty noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details given with regard to beginning debate in Senate on treaty. 1st live coverage of Senator proceedings noted; is carried by National Public Radio. Vice President Mondale's presiding over part of debate and rulings on parliamentary questions raised by Senator James Allen, who opposes treaty, noted. Audio tape of proceedings played. [ALLEN - asks about Spanish language text of treaty.] [MONDALE - cites precedent that provides only English language version is before Senator to ratify.] [Frank CHURCH - cites support for treaty.] [Robert GRIFFIN - states opposition to treaty.] Senator Alan Cranston's remarks with regard to outcome of vote given.
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Broadcast of Republican reply to President Carter's fireside chat on treaty, to be made by Ronald Reagan, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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