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Carter / Mideast / Wright Letter / Assassination Threat Hoax #259399

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 30, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming Camp David summit among President Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Min. Menahem Begin noted. Rumors of plans for US troop presence in any Mideast settlement, particularly on west bank, reported Questions about this to President Carter as he returns from vacation mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Andrews AFB) Carter's greeting of crowd at Idaho Falls, ID, airport after coptering there from Wyoming vacation spot described. Reporters' questions outlined. [CARTER - would be reluctant to deploy United States troops as part of Mideast peace settlement.] Press Secretary Jody Powell's statements on issue given. Carter's arrival in Washington, DC and his upcoming lobbying for natural gas compromise bill noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Details given about House majority leader James Wright's open letters to Sadat and Begin with suggestions for Mideast peace; these include Jordan's assumption of responsibility for peace on west bank, about west bank as home for Palestinians and about Israeli observation posts on west bank and at Golan Heights Secret Service report that alleged threat against President's life, reported by Idaho hotel maid Kathi Lyn Wagner, was hoax concocted by Wagner stated; is noted that Wagner now in protective custody and will undergo psychiatric tests.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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