CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 15, 1981
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(Studio) Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported rejecting President Reagan's proposed sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) White House pressure tactics on Senators John Glenn, Edward Zorinsky and Larry Pressler described. [PRESSLER acknowledges President's telephone call.] [PERCY notes significance of vote.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - states his position.] [SENATORS - vote.] Senator Rudy Boschwitz noted voting with Democrats Final vote mentioned. [Senator Howard BAKER - considers vote a victory for Reagan.] Senator Mark Andrews thought about to change position; details given. Findings of network survey of Senators listed on screen.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Reagan's continued lobbying for sale described. [REAGAN - comments on committee vote; acknowledges option available under Arms Sales Act.] Upcoming Cancun, Mexico, summit mentioned. [REAGAN - comments on protester; comments on USSR .] President reported meeting soon with Saudi Crown Prince Fahd; details given.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
(Studio) Senator Armed Services Committee's position on sale mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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