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Carter / Panama Trip #499296

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's trip to Panama for final signing of Canal treaty noted. Carter's remarks quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Panama) Panamanian holiday celebrations described; public gathering to honor General Omar Torrijos and see 1st American President to visit here since Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 noted. Differing attitude of Americans in Canal Zone reported [PEOPLE - describe feelings about Carter's coming to Canal Zone after "giving canal away."] Planned American boycott of Carter's appearance at Fort Clayton cited.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Further report on Carter trip.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Panama City, Panama) Greeting ceremonies for Carter at Panama City airport described; children's singing of national anthems as Carter, Torrijos, and wives watch reported [CARTER - speaks to crowd in Spanish.] President's remarks noted. Details of signing ceremony given. Impt. of Carter visit to Torrijos government at this time examined.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

Chancellor, John;
Francis, Fred;
Woodruff, Judy

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