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Canal Treaty Vote #257408

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 18, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's effort to get Canal treaty passed described.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Impt. of Senator approval of treaty to Carter and administration proposals like Mideast arms sales and Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II with USSR outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Live broadcast of Senate vote in Panama noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Panama) Report on reaction to vote in Panama. General Omar Torrijos expected acceptance of treaty without another plebiscite noted. Demonstrations by few anti-treaty forces in Panama mentioned.

(Studio) Questioning of some prominent treaty debaters after vote stated; film shown. [Senator Howard BAKER - is relieved to have issue behind Senator and thinks Senator should be proud of outcome.] [Senator Howard CANNON - is glad it's over.] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - calls this American's severing of last link with colonialism and beginning of new era in US-Latin American relations] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - thinks it's good treaty for United States and fair to Panama.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - calls ratification big giveaway of century.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed;
Schieffer, Bob

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