ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1977
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(Studio) Series of reports on aftermath of Sadat visit to Israel.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(New York City) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) observer Zehdi Terzi's speech at United Nations reported yasir Arafat statement noted. [TERZI - says PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) position has not softened.] United Nations scenes shown. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) said not wanting to antagonize Egyptians too much. Except for Libya and Syria most Arab ntns. said aligning with Sadat. Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia positions listed. Situation analyzed.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi
(Cairo, Egypt) Egypt crackdown on PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) radio station, Voice of Palestine,said shut down. Egypt's acting foreign minister Butrus Ghali won't talk, but rptdly. will meet with some Palestinians. Egypt said seeking PLO support, agreeing no separate peace treaty with Israel. Major Arab support for Sadat said expected.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays
(Israel) Moshe Dayan briefing of reporters on Sadat visit reported Israeli concessions to Sadat considered, especially with regard to PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) representative at Geneva Peace Conf. Syria position considered. Sadat's no-more-war stance said tied to Israel pulling out of land taken during 1967 war. Dayan appearance on Israel television reported.
REPORTER: Jack Smith
(Studio) Statement of Egypt's acting foreign minister with regard to Geneva conference and Syria participation reported Louis Harris poll yesterday recalled. television appearance of Sadat credited with changing United States view of Sadat.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Report deals with TV's role in Mideast situation. Film of Richard Nixon trip to China in 1972 shown. Use of television said raised to fine art in Nixon years Film of Nixon's Moscow trip in 1972 shown. Film from Maine in 1974 shown, featuring Nixon family. 11-19-77 film of Barbara Walter's interview with Sadat shown. Extensive television coverage of event noted. John Chancellor, Walter Cronkite and Walters' roles especially noted. Film of Sadat at Knesset shown. Unique nature of United States television noted. [Voice of Gerald WARREN - says Sadat was really talking to American people, though at Knesset.] Warren, deputy press secretary in Nixon and Ford admins., rptdly. advised Sadat on effective use of United States TV. [WARREN - recalls Nixon's 1974 visit to Egypt. Says Sadat became interested in United States television then.] Film of Henry Kissinger and Sadat shown. Scenes from Sadat visit to Israel shown. Role of United States television in creating images of principals noted. Importance of visual message noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel
(Studio) Reporters say Sadat and Begin talked about their health and heart problems.