CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 21, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Review of developments in American invasion of Panama given; scenes shown from Dover AFB, DE, ceremonies for American servicemen killed in Panama.
(Studio: Dan Rather; Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Telephone report reviewing fighting between American soldiers and General Manuel Noriega in Panama featured; details given of situation in Panama City, Panama.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Street fighting between American forces and Noriega loyalists and impact on capital city detailed; scenes shown from Panama City. [American SOLDIER -comments.] First public appearance by new president Guillermo Endara, who ordered a curfew, noted. [New Panamanian ambassador Carlos RODRIGUEZ - talks about the price to be paid.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Part of Panama that United States forces will seek to occupy shown on map. Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Status of Panama City detailed; scenes shown. [American SOLDIER -warns against a sniper.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff Lieutenant General Tom KELLY - details extent of American control of city.] [Second SOLDIER - comments.] [Pentagon spokesperson Pete WILLIAMS - says cache of Noriega's papers has been discovered.] [Joint chiefs of staff chairperson Colin POWELL - says Noriega has eluded us.] [Joint chiefs of staff Rear Admiral Ted SHEAFER - comments of search for Noriega.]