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Panama Canal Treaties #495731

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 11, 1978
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(Studio) Battle over Panama Canal treaties predicted when Congress reconvenes. Carter administration effort to sell treaties noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Details of treaties set forth. Opinion polls showing most US citizens against treaties noted. Cyrus Vance to open pro-treaty program at Morris Harvey College in West Virginia.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Charleston, West Virginia) 1st reporter questions 2nd reporter with regard to Vance effort. Reporters discuss matter. Spokesperson for treaties, include President Carter, noted. Pros of treaties noted. Choice of West Virginia to open treaty effort explained. Robert Byrd noted.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(DC) Tour by opponents of treaty noted.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(DC) 1st reporter talks to 3rd reporter with regard to matter. Opponents' strategy discussed. Tennessee, home state of Howard Baker, said to be opponents' 1st stop. Shifting of opinion on issue noted. Timing of vote estimated.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(DC) Importance of treaty issue assessed.
REPORTER: John Dancy

Brinkley, David;
Dancy, John;
Kiker, Douglas;
Valeriani, Richard

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