NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1982
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(Studio) Great Britain reported claiming Argentina launched unsuccessful retaliatory raids against its task force near Falkland Island; Britain noted downing Argentine planes earlier in day.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(London, England) No. of attack bombers Argentina believed to have noted; atmosphere here, as diplomatic efforts to arrive at cease-fire proceed, discussed. [For. Secretary Francis PYM - notes earlier diplomatic failures.] Britain's current terms for peaceful settlement outlined on screen; public support for Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's handling of conflict noted.
REPORTER: James Compton
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) President Leopoldo Galtieri said trying to gather political support for cease-fire without guarantees of Argentine sovereignty over the island; problems he faces in seeking such settlement discussed. For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez's argument for some concessions noted. Possible point on which diplomatic efforts cease-fire may pivot considered. Govt.'s version of today's fighting outlined.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney
(Studio) United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar reported hoping to end negotiations later in week
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Studio) 5 foreign journalists in Argentina reported detained by police.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Abductions of foreign correspondents examined; abductions of Metro Media reporter Christopher Jones, Thames television reporter Norman Fenton and their crews described. [JONES - describes his ordeal.] Current status of abductions noted.
REPORTER: Dan Molina
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