NBC Evening News for Friday, May 21, 1982
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(Studio) British invasion of Falkland Island and current status of conflict discussed; map shown. Alleged Argentine and British losses outlined on screen. BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reporter Brian Hanrahan's account of invasion described.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(London, England) British invasion discussed; file films shown. [Defense min. John NOTT - announces invasion.] [Mil. analyst Colonel Jonathan ALFORD - discusses estb. of beachhead.] [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - praises troops.] For. secretary Francis Pym noted claiming peace negotiations are still possible. [Voice of reporter Mike NICHOLSON - describes assault.] Queen Elizabeth's concern noted; Prince Andrew recalled helicopter pilot with task force.
REPORTER: James Compton
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentine perception of battle examined. [OFFICIAL - (thru interpreter) claims accts. are confirmed.] [Defense min. Amadeo FRUGOLI - (thru translator) will repel colonist attackers.] [MAN - (thru translator) predicts Argentine victory.]
REPORTER: Steve Delaney
(Studio) President Reagan said recing. no special briefing of events.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) White House statement following President's meeting with national security cncl. outlined; meeting between deputy secretary state Thomas Enders and Argentine amb. Esteban Takacs considered. British ambassador Sir Nicholas Henderson noted meeting with Secretary of State Alexander Haig. [HENDERSON - denies US involvement in new peace initiative.] Extent of United States military aid to Great Britain considered; initial reaction here to marked escalation of crisis outlined.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(Studio) Further discussion of conflict announced.
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