CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1983
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(Studio) United States naval task force reported in waters near Grenada due to coup there; known death toll so far mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Diversion of naval task force from Lebanon destination to Caribbean in event of need to evacuate United States citizens from Grenada discussed; concern that carrier's presence will be misinterpreted by new Grenada regime considered.
REPORTER: David Martin
(Barbados) [Radio Free Grenada ANNOUNCER - claims fears for Americans in region are unfounded, reports of their being in danger are lies.] [US embassy spokesperson Michael MORGAN - believes Americans on Grenada are unharmed.] Caribbean condemnation of coup and murder of Grenada's Prime Min. noted; Fidel Castro said denying allegations he was behind coup. Castro quoted regarding Maurice Bishop's murder. Current status of curfew in Grenada noted. [Grenada disc JOCKEY - announces temporary lifting of curfew.] General condemnation of coup throughout Caribbean described.
REPORTER: Sandy Gilmour
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