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Grenada Invasion / Aftermath #287201

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 1983
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(Studio) Independent and free war rpting. and photography noted United States tradition; photograph of Marines raising flag on Iwo Jima cited as example New York Times mentioned. President Reagan's censorship of media coverage of United States invasion and resulting fighting on Grenada noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Implications of government censorship of media in Grenada examined; Defense Department censored films shown. [Walter CRONKITE - feels public, in a democracy, is entitled to know government's actions in its name.] ["National Review" spokesperson William RUSHER - agrees.] [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - claims government was concerned for safety of media representatives] Restricted coverage allowed on Grenada today described. ["Miami Herald" spokesperson Heath MERIWETHER - notes Reagan administration's pattern is to restrict flow of info.] [MAN - feels current situation is result of media's coverage of Vietnam war.] [RUSHER - cites media's status as "special check" on events.] [Admiral Wesley McDONALD - claims efforts are being made to allow press into Grenada.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Off Grenada) Reporter's efforts to approach Grenada by sea and Navy's response examined; films shown. [Navy SPOKESPERSON - orders ship to turn around.] Similar efforts by French representatives noted.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John

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