CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 19, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(El Salvador) Impact of United States military aid to El Salvador on civilians in guerrilla-held territory examined; films shown. Catholic Church's estimate of number civilians killed by government aircraft, supplied by US, in rebel-held regions last year noted. [US ambassador Thomas PICKERING - denies allegations.] Salvadoran army's murder of 4 Dutch reporters in 1982 after their report on guerrillas' perception of war recalled; right-wing death threats to journalists now should they attempt same noted. Reporters' experience in rebel-held areas described, shown. [Relief worker Scott WRIGHT - comments on incrd. bombing of civilians.] [PICKERING - claims bombing of village last fall was accidental; denies air force is attacking civilians.] Reality of Salvadoran bombing runs considered; Christina Lopez' experienced effort to protect family described. Public health efforts of former medical student turned revolutionary outlined.
REPORTER: Mike O'Connor
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