NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 01, 1978
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(Studio) Nicaraguan national guards troops retaking of Matagalpa from guerrillas, who escaped into hills, noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Matagalpa, Nicaragua) Aftermath of battle in Matagalpa reported Journalists' experience in being trapped in Red Cross center overnight by fighting described; reporter notes being one of those trapped. Guerrillas' pledge to return reported.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez
(DC) Official United States position about Nicaraguan situation and speculation by officials about future of situation. Venezuela's suggestion of intervention by Organization of American States and reasons this can't be carried out noted. President Anastasio Somoza's stated intentions to stay in power reported Views of some that Nicaragua is in for prolonged civil war stated.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani