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Segment 3 (Lebanon's Tragedy) #497558

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 1978
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(Studio) Special report on tragedy of war in Lebanon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Lebanon) Details with regard to Lebanon civil war, occupation of Beirut by Syrian troops and recurrence of some fighting in recent weeks given. Films shown. Effects of war, to economy, people, both Palestinians and Lebanese, government and religion in Beirut described. Syrian forces' presence in Beirut and contd. fighting in south, near Israel where Syrians not allowed, reported Degree of Syrian control in Lebanon, Lebanese attitude toward this and fighting between Syrians and Lebanese earlier this month cited. [Psychiatrist Dr. Amer HAIDER - says state of caution exists. Describes effect of mood and of war on people.]
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Earlier Segment 3 report on amniocentesis noted. Correction about statement on March of Dimes support for process in relation to right to life group's pressure given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John
Duration:
00:05:20

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