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Panama Canal #47256

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 14, 1977
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(Studio) New Panama Canal treaty negotiating team arrives in Panama Sunday: chief negotiator Ellsworth Bunker and Carter representative Saul Linowitz. Concern of some Americans in Canal Zone with regard to control of Zone noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Panama Canal Zone) Some Americans here say Carter slipping in campaign promise to retain practical control of zone. [MAN - says many feel Carter's gone against promises.] Importance of Americans' jobs in zone noted, but though they have been told they can keep jobs under Panamanian rule, such rule would be dictatorship. [2nd MAN - says morale is low; he just got back from looking for job in Florida.] [3rd MAN - lists services to be lost to Americans if zone taken over by Panama.] Conditions in zone noted; American zone residents' best hope is with United States Congress, where, in Senate, there probably aren't enough votes to ratify treaty.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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