NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter speaks to Democratic national committee and tells members that problems in administration aren't sign of failure and he doesn't intend to fail. Later, Committee passes watered-down version of support statement for Panama Canal treaty.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) President acknowledges treaty is in trouble. [CARTER - asks for committee s help in getting ratification of treaty. Notes it won't be easy, but Democratic party has never asked for ease.] Carter's other remarks with regard to treaty cited; he also says some opponents will try to misrepresent terms of treaty to public; is apparent offensive line against Senator Robert Dole, who has said administration is misrepresenting treaty to people.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson