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Canal Treaty Passed #498388

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 18, 1978
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(Studio) Senator ratification of Canal treaty noted; is stated as victory for Carter administration
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Details of vote and events leading up to it given. DeConcini amendment and compromise on it outlined.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Interview with DeConcini. [DeCONCINI - talks about his reservation to treaty, effect of it on voting and views of meaning of compromise reservation. Doesn't want to take credit as being savior of treaty. States historical significance of treaty.]
REPORTER: Tom Pettit (Live report noted)

(Studio) Impt. of victory for President Carter noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Report on President Carter's reaction. President's call to majority leader Robert Byrd and plans to make statement later mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Impt. of news to Panama stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Panama City, Panama) Report on reaction in Panama to ratification. Options on treaty open to government of General Omar Torrijos listed. Celebrations noted.
REPORTER: Fred Francis (Live report)

(Studio) Differences in mood earlier today in Panama City noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Panama) Report on demonstrations against treaty by Panamanian students earlier today. Apparent concerns of United States military at Howard AFB, which protects Canal, due to demonstrations outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

(Studio) President Carter's victory in Senate vote restated and details of treaty recited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred;
Jimenez, Bob;
Pettit, Tom;
Savitch, Jessica;
Woodruff, Judy

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