CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1982
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(Studio) Britain reported repelling attacks by Argentine planes against British ships.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(London, England) Graphics of attack shown. 2 planes reported downed. Some hope of diplomatic progress said seen. [For. secretary Francis PYM - warns problems remain.] British soldiers shown boarding Queen Elizabeth II, to music of bagpipes. 3000 troops noted on ship. Parting scenes shown. 10 days estimate as time required for ship to reach Falklands area.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Peace hopes through United Nations diplomacy noted low in Argentina. British invasion of islands before week's end said expected. Journalists said now objects of persecution in Buenos Aires. Christopher Jones, of Metro Media TV, New York City, reported captured and threatened with being held for ransom. 3 of British television crew said so treated. [Producer Thames TV, Norman FENTON - recounts experience.] 2 American magazine reporters said arrested at airport. Nicanor Costa Mendez reported furious about incidents. Embarrassment of foreign minister said believed motive of incidents.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Studio) Update on incident involving 3 British journalists given. Javier Perez de Cuellar quoted with regard to progress of United Nations diplomatic efforts. Argentine casualties noted, except for General Belgrano casualties, believed as high as 300.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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