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Canal Treaty Developments #497818

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 10, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Senator passage of 1st of 2 amendments to Canal treaty approved by Democrat and Republican leaders
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Agreements between President Carter and Panama leader Omar Torrijos with regard to US right to protect Canal's neutrality and to send its ships through Canal 1st in times of emergency noted. Translation of these agreements into amendments to treaty by Senators Robert Byrd and Howard Baker also mentioned. Passage of neutrality amendment today and expected passage of ship movement amendment next week cited. Criticism of situation by some Senators outlined; Senator Ed Brooke's meeting with President Carter noted. [BROOKE - says limiting amendments to these 2 is mistake and if vote was today, he'd oppose treaty.] 1st vote on treaty to be next Thursday
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch Artist: Betty Wells

Brinkley, David;
Savitch, Jessica

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