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Panama Canal #492279

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 02, 1977
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(Studio) Controversy with regard to fate of Panama Canal noted; United States and Panamanian officials to begin talks in 10 days.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Attitude of American canal employees with regard to life there now opposed to life under Panama rule. [Employee Doug SCHMIDT - cites differences in 2 types of rule.] [Psychiatrist Dr. Robin MILLS - says mental health in Canal Zone not good now.] Canal employee Bill LeBlanc is leaving; background noted. [LeBLANC - says he doesn't want to leave, but will.] Panamanians' attitudes noted. Case of James Howell cited. [HOWELL - says he's applied for job at canal company but never heard from them.] Panamanians say they want canal but hope Americans don't leave immediately because they'll need help with it.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred

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