CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1984
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(Studio) Syrian-backed Druse leader Walid Jumblatt reported supporting President Reagan's shift in Lebanon policy; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Marines' presence in Lebanon reviewed; films shown. Factional aspect to cntry.'s strife discussed; Bashir and Amin Gemayel recalled placed in office by US. Areas controlled by Druse, Shiite and Gemayel's Christian Phalangists illustrated on map. [JUMBLATT - praises Marine withdrawal; suggests they take Gemayel with them.] Extent of Reagan administration's economy and military aid to Gemayel's regime described; political gains realized by Syrian President Hafez al-Assad noted. [Senator Christopher DODD - criticizes administration]
REPORTER: Bob Simon
(Santa Barbara, California) Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes; statement on Marine redeployment outlined on screen, discussed. Cong's alleged response to State Department briefing described. [Representative Bill GREEN - notes British left Dunkirk faster.] [Senator Howard BAKER - believes next few days are crucial.] Reagan, vacationing in California, said not commenting.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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