CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 30, 1984
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(Studio) Marine and civilian casualties suffered during latest fighting in Beirut, Lebanon, involving Shiite and Druse Moslem militias and United States retaliation, reported; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Possible political problems created by Beirut flare-up for President Reagan now that he's officially a candidate for reelec. mentioned. [REAGAN - defs. his policy towards tax program.] campaign. significance of war and peace issue for President noted; his meeting today with arms negotiator Edward Rowny cited as example White House photograph shown. [ROWNY - is optimistic over resumption of
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
US-USSR arms talks.] President's appearance before National Religious Broadcasters convention in effort to regain evangelical support examined. [REAGAN - claims aborted unborn feel pain; mentions right-to-life movement] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - believes President's insensitivity will defeat him in November] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' statement on Marine's death today noted.
(Beirut, Lebanon) Today's fighting here and Marine retaliation examined; films shown. [Lieutenant Colonel Ray SMITH - questions means of keeping peace.] Druse perception of Marine-Christian phalangist alliance and rationale for shelling US troops explained. [Druse SPOKESPERSON - wonders why Marines are actually here.] [SMITH - will retaliate with deadly force.]
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey