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Canal Treaty Debate / Deconcini #257320

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 12, 1978
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(Studio) Controversy surrounding Senator Dennis DeConcini's amendment to Canal treaty outlined; opposition to reservation by Panama and efforts by White House to reach compromise with Senator noted. Scheduled meeting between DeConcini and President Carter, which becomes meeting of DeConcini with State Department representatives, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Background report on DeConcini, who is from Tucson, Arizona. [DECONCINI - says reason he's being talked about is that administration needed his vote for treaty and that it could have been someone else. Responds to chgs. that he's trying to kill treaty; says Panamanians can't dictate to United States Senator] DeConcini's political background outlined; was elected Senator when Morris Udall didn't run. [DECONCINI - describes Senators' response to his actions re: treaty.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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