CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1978
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(Studio) Reaction in Panama to treaty passage as well as to Torrijos' threats to Canal reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Panama) Panamanians' celebrations of treaty passage described. Reaction to vote by residents of Canal Zone reported [Zone policeman John BROWN - cites feelings about actions of Senator, House and Supreme Court in treaty issues.] [Florence KNOX - reacts to Torrijos' threats against Canal.] Torrijos' statements today on safety of Canal Zone and its residents noted.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel
(Studio) Efforts of conservative Republicans to defeat treaty detailed. Speculation noted that this opposition to treaty may have hurt 1980 pres. ambitions of Senator minority leader Howard Baker.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Baker's support for treaty, in belief that other issues will dominate 1980 campaign, stated. Senator Barry Goldwater's statements on "CBS Morning News" reported Film shown. [GOLDWATER - thinks Baker dead as pres. nominee; cites reasons.] Other reactions to this question cited. [Senator Paul LAXALT - thinks Baker would have difficult job getting GOP nomination.] Baker's decline to be interviewed noted and his statements on Goldwater's remarks, made to group of Tennessee reporters, quoted; his statements on Tuesday night mentioned. Film shown. [BAKER - says last thing GOP's need is to continue 1976 debate on Canal. Thinks future president campaigns he might be involved in will depend on wider range of issues.] Comment from Laxalt, with regard to Nelson Rockefeller, quoted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin
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