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AWACS Sale #513684

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 28, 1981
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(Studio) Size of arms package for Saudi Arabia, confirmed by today's Senator approval of AWACS sale, noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Implications of sale for United States Mideast policy explained; Anwar Sadat mentioned. [Saudi ambassador Faisal ALHEGELAN, Israeli ambassador Ephraim EVRON - react to vote.] Extent of military package bought by Saudi Arabia listed; films shown.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Results of NBC News-Arkansas poll on AWACS sale outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Speaker Tip O'Neill's praise of President Reagan's lobbying quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Reagan's personal role in AWACS battle examined; [Senators Edward ZORINSKY, David PRYOR - describe their mtgs. with President] [Chief of staff James BAKER - denies deals exchanged for votes.] Evident base of Reagan's victory outlined.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Implications of Senate vote for United States-Saudi relations noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) [Commerce minister Dr. Suliman SOLAIM - praises results of Senate vote.] Fin. boost to the relationship examined. Contractor Al DeMATTEIS - believes Saudis want relationship with United States.]
REPORTER: Paul Miller

(Studio) Special report on issue announced for tonight.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Kalb, Marvin;
Miller, Paul;
Mudd, Roger;
Palmer, John

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