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Panama Canal / Compromise / Deconcini #498368

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 1978
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(Studio) Dennis DeConcini said to have agreed to compromise wording on Canal treaty reservation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Negotiations with Panama with regard to wording of compromise amendment re: DeConcini reservation explained. Robert Byrd role noted. [DeCONCINI - says wording of compromise suits him. Will vote for 2nd treaty.] Nonintervention issue's importance discussed. [Paul LAXAlT - believes treaty opposition has firmer position.] 2/3 major for passage said still not certain.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) Demonstrations in Panama reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Panama City, Panama) Omar Torrijos said concerned with regard to vote. Film shown. Panamanian opposition noted. Militants call treaty "sellout." American embassy in Panama City target for paint thrown by students. Film shown; crowd dispersed by National Guard. Demonstration at Panama foreign embassy reported.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

Chancellor, John;
Jimenez, Bob;
Savitch, Jessica;
Wallace, Chris

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