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Nicaragua #264557

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 21, 1979
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(Studio) Secretary of State Cyrus Vance's call for resignation of Nicaraguan president Anastasio Somoza at Organization of American States meeting in Washington, DC detailed; Vance's call for inter-American peacekeeping force cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Significance of Vance's statement examined; Cuba mentioned. [VANCE - calls for Somoza's resignation.] Peace plan proposed by Vance outlined on screen. [Nicaragua foreign minister Julio QUINTANA - (thru interpreter) responds to Vance proposals.] Possibility of United States participation in peacekeeping force mentioned.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Departure of foreign correspondents from Nicaragua in protest of yesterday's government murder of ABC News reporter Bill Stewart reported; Somoza quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Panama) Somoza reported ordering investigation into Stewart's murder; details given of military investigation, include platoon leader of squad to which guardsman that killed Stewart was assigned. Guardsman's story said not believed. Departure of journalists in protest to Stewart's murder examined; films shown. Journalists noted accompanied by Stewart's body.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Vol. film crews and correspondents reported replacing those that left. Nicaraguan radio reported calling foreign press "communist sympathizers."
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Wagner, Richard

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