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Canal Treaty Developments #256884

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 16, 1978
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(Studio) Senator approval of Canal neutrality treaty noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Vice President Walter Mondale role noted. Audio tape played. [MONDALE - calls for roll-call vote.] [Senator CLERK - begins roll call.] Details of vote given; Senators mentioned are James Abourezk, James Allen, Robert Byrd, Gaylord Nelson and Jennings Randolph. [Majority Leader BYRD - thinks this vote gives momentum for ratification of 2nd treaty.] [Senator Paul LAXALT-- believes there will be massive public pressure because of today's vote.] Upcoming debate on 2nd treaty, turning Canal over to Panama, and House action if both treaties passed noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Involvement of admins. of President Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in getting treaties ready for ratification mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [CARTER - comments on Senate vote. Says it's promising step in future relations with Panama and Latin American] Beginning of strategy sessions for 2nd treaty vote noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil;
Schieffer, Bob

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