CBS Evening News for Friday, May 12, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) President Bush reported sending troops to support those stationed in Panama. Report introduced.
(Panama City, Panama: Juan Vasquez) Manuel Noriega's supporters reported claiming that United States is attempting to invade Panama. [Soldier Bob LOCKRIDGE - comments on Noriega.] Opposition recalled winning election that Noriega has nullified. [Opposition candidate Ricardo ARIAS CALDERON - comments.]
(Studio: Connie Chung) Catholic officials reported urging Noriega to rescind his nullification of election results. Report introduced.
(DC: David Martin) Marine preparations for flight to Panama featured; details given, scenes shown. [General Ernest COOK - tells men to be careful.] [Major Terry HALL - comments.] [Defense Secretary Dick CHENEY - comments on operation.] [Lieutenant William MASON - says Americans need to be protected.]
(Studio: Connie Chung; DC: David Martin) Units that are being kept on alert for trans. to Panama discussed.
(Studio: Connie Chung) CBS News-"New York Times" poll results given with regard to Bush's handling of situation. Report introduced.
(DC: Mark Phillips) Mtg. of Organization of American States discussed. [Panamanian representative to OAS Carlos RUSSELL - (thru translator) says United States interferes in Panama's internal affairs.] [US representative to Organization of American States William PRYCE - comments on Noriega's election fraud.] [RUSSELL - (thru translator) says post-elec. violence was exaggerated by American press.] Organization of American States reported voting to hold meeting of foreign leaders next week to discuss situation. [State Department spokesperson Richard BOUCHER - comments on international reaction to Panama situation.]