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Carter / For. Trip / Venezuela #257098

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's departure for foreign trip to South American and Africa with 1st stop in Venezuela, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Caracas, Venezuela) Details of Carter family's arrival in Venezuela and welcome given them by President Perez given; President Carter's speech is entirely in Spanish. President and Mrs. Carter's practice of Spanish by reading from Spanish-language Bible noted. [CARTER - addresses crowd in Spanish. (Translation is on screen.) Speaks of devotion to freedom by both ntns.] Carter's stop at the Pantheon, tomb of South American hero Simon Bolivar, mentioned. [CARTER - addresses crowd in Spanish.] Amy Carter's activities noted. Carter-Perez talks outlined. [CARTER - he and Perez will attempt on Tuesday to find difference in order to make more newsworthy item.] Planned speech by Carter and significance of visit examined. Richard Nixon's 1958 visit mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Power blackout in much of Caracas noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schieffer, Bob

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