CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(NYC: Harry Smith) Murder of environmentalist Francisco Mendes in Brazil reported Mendes noted devoting his life to saving Brazil's rain forest. [Last month, MENDES - (thru translator) comments on his work.] Impt. of rain forest to earth discussed. Developers noted destroying rain forest; details given, scenes shown. [Last month, MENDES - (thru translator) comments on saving Amazon.] [Environment Defense Fund spokesperson Steve SCHWARTZMAN - says landowners had Mendes killed.]
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