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Falkland Crisis #283392

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 26, 1982
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(Studio) Possibility of British assault on Falkland Island following successful recovery of South Georgia Island considered.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) [In Parliament, voice of Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - notes seriousness of situation.] [Voice of Tony BENN - opposes conflict.] [THATCHER - notes military aspect of timing in re: British assault.] [Lieutenant Colonel Tim DONKIN - notes captured Argentine officers were entertained on British vessel.] Current status of British task force noted.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Reaction here to loss of South Georgia and concern among British citizens discussed; films shown. [MAN - notes dilemma.] Media coverage of situation discussed; reinforcement of Falkland Island and impact of South Georgia debacle considered. Possible political implications for President Leopoldo Galtieri noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Appearance before Organization of American States of Argentine for minister Nicanor Costa Mendez examined. [COSTA MENDEZ - (thru translator) calls for halt to military action; opposes boycott.] [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - acknowledges seriousness of current events.] Issue of Communist exploitation of crisis mentioned; Haig and Costa Mendez noted meeting today.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Reporter(s):
Fenton, Tom;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:08:30

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