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El Salvador #282429

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 03, 1982
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(Studio) No. of United States military advisers in El Salvador mentioned; Reagan administration said raising possibility of direct United States military involvement there.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) White House said refusing to rule out eventual use of United States combat troops; remarks of deputy press secretary Larry Speakes quoted on screen. Secretary of State Alexander Haig's remarks yesterday recalled. Possible political basis of statements considered. Speakes' comment on arrival of new USSR military equipment in Cuba noted.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Anniversary of El Salvador national guard and guard's past responses to intelligence information given them by United States examined; films shown. [President Jose Napoleon DUARTE - dismisses recent guerrilla attack on air force.]
REPORTER: Charles Kraus

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Commentary concerns conflicting perceptions of El Salvador; President Reagan quoted on screen. [Feb. 1, 1982, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas ENDERS - cites lack of evidence of government massacres.] Amnesty International's report on lack of human rights in El Salvador quoted on screen. "New York Times" report on massacre last week recalled; conflicting assessment by Freedom House noted. Implications of contradictions considered.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Kraus, Charles;
Moyers, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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