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Carter / Panama Trip / Tax Returns / Tass Comment #499276

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's plans to go to Panama, despite recent violence there, noted; expected presence of 5 Latin American leaders, include Panama's General Torrijos, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Panama) Details given of rioting between rival political groups on university campus, near hotel where Carter and other leaders will be staying. Precautions taken against further violence outlined. Details given of schedule for Canal treaty signing ceremonies and Carter's speech. Impt. of Carter visit to Torrijos now instead of later examined.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) White House monitoring of Panama situation noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Report on attitude toward trip and situation in Panama at White House Difficulty President would have had in not making trip outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Publicizing of Carter's tax returns reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details given of Carter tax returns, include puzzling business loss that can't be explained because it concerns blind trust of peanut warehouse and farm in Plains, Georgia. Amt. of 1977 royalties from book, "Why Not the Best?", noted.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Report on comment by USSR news agency Tass with regard to "peanut pols." and quick correction of phrase.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred;
Jamieson, Bob;
Woodruff, Judy

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