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Reagan / Asia Trip #287224

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan's scheduled trip to Philippines during Asian tour said postponed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President's trip to Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand said dropped from itinerary; his stops in Japan and Korea mentioned still scheduled. Official administration reason for change reported [REAGAN - claims changes are due to congress session.] Actual reason for travel alterations are recent assassination of opposition leader Benigno Aquino in Philippines and continuing unrest there; Ferdinand Marcos' apparent reaction mentioned. Pressure on Reagan to cancel Philippines trip said coming from Congress, media and Nancy Reagan.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Marcos' threat against Reagan canceling trip recalled; indications that martial law will be reimposed considered.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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