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Foreign Aid. Program / President / Suez Canal #31144

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 24, 1974
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(Studio) President proposes $5.2 billion foreign aid program to Congress; Mid. E. main target of program.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(White House) President proposes aid for Israel, Egypt, Suez Canal, Jordan, Syria, South Vietnam; breakdown of money outlined. [Senator Harry BYRD - believes President anxious to keep animosities from dvting. in Mid. E. against US.]
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Part of money requested for Suez Canal already spent; mine-clearing operations underway.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Port Said, Egypt) Clearing operations shown. Rear Admiral Brian McCauley to supervise mine sweeping. [McCAULEY - says Suez Canal clearing more difficult than mine clearing in North and South Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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