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Canal Treaty #257420

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.

(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

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed;
Serafin, Barry

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