ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1977
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(Studio) Ratification of Canal treaty is subject of discussion at White House, as President Carter talks with Senators with regard to ways Panama could clear up points of treaty at issue.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Studio) Carter suggests to Senators that General Omar Torrijos might be asked to personally clarify Panama's attitude toward sensitive points of treaty. White House won't discuss matter and Senators at breakfast are asked not to do so. Sources say President asks group if letter from Torrijos would quiet fears with regard to United States rights in Canal after year 2000; sources say President doesn't say how far Torrijos might go to agree with United States view of issue. Mtg. shows Carter now thinks more must be done to get ratification; some Senators rptdly. told Carter more than letter from Torrijos must be done. [Barry GOLDWATER - cites remarks to Carter; thinks it's economic problem and US should help Panama in any way, economy, but American people won't allow Canal given up. Doesn't know why.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Studio) Carter welcomes Nigeria head of state, Lieutenant General Olusegun Obasanjo to DC. Remarks of President noted. Nigeria will be one stop on Carter's foreign trip in November
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
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