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Falkland Conflict #283991

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1982
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(Studio) British attack on General Belgrano, Argentine cruiser, noted 1st incident in Falkland crisis.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Implications for crisis of Belgrano's sinking considered; current location of aircraft carrier 25th of May mentioned. Apparent condition of Port Stanley runway, bombed recently by Britain, noted. Conditions experienced by Argentine occupation troops on Falkland Island described.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Problems posed by Belgrano's sinking for ruling junta considered; interpretation of United States support for Great Britain by foreign minister Nicanor Costa Mendez noted. Argentine rejection of Peruvian proposals for peace and question of who will mediate crisis considered; pts. under scrutiny at present outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) British air raid on Stanley and Goose Green recalled; Argentine news agency said now claiming Darwin was hit as well. Details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) British sinking of Argentine patrol boat and damage inflicted to another reported [Voice of helicopter pilot Ian MOFFAT - describes attack on patrol boats.] [Defense minister John NOTT - claims British will continue putting military and diplomatic pressure on Argentina.] Dispatch of brigades to Falkland region discussed; troops noted being transported on Queen Elizabeth II luxury liner. Details given. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher and foreign secretary Francis Pym noted returning home from their respective locations.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Argentina reported spotting survivors from sunk cruiser; protest sent to United States State Department for allegedly providing British with intelligence information on General Belgrano's location noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fenton, Tom;
Lynch, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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