NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1978
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(Studio) Reports on seizure of United Nations Info. Center in San Salvador, El Salvador, by leftist guerrillas; Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's firing of defense minister Georg Leber for involvement in military bugging scandal; President Carter's announcement of intention to nominate former State Department spokesperson Robert McCloskey as ambassador to Greece; and problems Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda has within own political party and possible effects on United States-Japan trade negotiations.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Japan) Report with regard to farm lobby in Japanese parliament and its efforts against Fukuda's promises to equalize trade between United States and Japan. Details given of farm lobby demands for new taxes on American soft drinks. Coca-Cola noted as largest soft-drink franchise in Japan; questions with regard to why farm lobby demands new taxes on Coke described.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie