NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 02, 1982
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(Studio) British foreign secretary Francis Pym reported presenting Secretary of State Alexander Haig with specific requests for United States aid.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee
(DC) Last meeting of Haig and Pym recalled. [PYM - welcomes consulting with ally.] British requests summarized. [PYM - anticipates future United States role.] United States exports to Argentina listed on screen. [PYM - hopes United States support will have psychological impact on Argentine government] United States concerns over possible collapse of junta considered.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(DC) President Reagan's Tennessee trip in light of Falkland crisis discussed. [REAGAN - notes Haig is keeping him up to date; hopes for diplomatic settlement.] President's general impotence in situation noted.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell
(Studio) Argentina and Great Britain noted still giving conflicting accts. of fighting.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee
(London, England) Current location of British fleet discussed; yesterday's fighting described. [Defense minister spokesperson Ian McDONALD - describes battle.] Wounded British seaman shown. [Voice of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reporter Brian HANRAHAN - last night's engagement said not involving HMS Hermes.] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's meeting with her war cabinet today noted; opposition leader Michael Foot reported rejecting her offer for briefings. Apparent public reaction to crisis considered.
REPORTER: John Cochran
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentine version of fighting detailed; films shown. President Leopoldo Galtieri's televised speech quoted. Govt. communiques quoted.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani
(DC) [PYM - cites differences in Argentine and British versions of fighting.] United States intelligence officials said regarding Argentine communiques as propaganda; film of Port Stanley airport allegedly taken following British attack shown, discussed. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger noted meeting with Pym today with regard to United States aid.
REPORTER: George Lewis
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