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Falkland Conflict #523898

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 04, 1982
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(Studio) British ship Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield reported sunk by Argentina; apparent impact on Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(London, England) Sheffield's sinking examined; films shown. [Defense min. spokesperson Ian McDONALD - notes survivors were rescued.] Ship's background outlined; task force commander Sandy Woodward noted once commander of Sheffield. Downing of British plane as well reported [In Parliament, voice of Labor party spokesperson Tony BENN - notes "Sunday Times" public opinion poll results.] [Liberal party spokesperson David STEEL - anticipates incrd. losses in Falkland Island] Boost given Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's government by her handling of crisis recalled.
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) Argentine rescue of survivors from torpedoed cruiser General Belgrano reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentine interpretation of events examined. [For. minister Nicanor COSTA MENDEZ - considers Belgrano sinking terrible.] Public reaction to Belgrano's sinking noted include incring. anti-American sentiments. [United States embassy SPOKESPERSON - calls for evacuation of American personnel and dependents.]
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) Argentina's ship 25th of May reported in port for repairs. USSR President Leonid Brezhnev's interpretation of events noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Official reaction to escalated conflict examined; France, West Germany and Ireland noted expressing apprehension. [Irish Prime Min. Charles HAUGHEY - claims situation has changed.] [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - explains main problem.] Haig noted canceling scheduled New York City dinner; details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) Criticism of Britain's sinking of Argentine ship noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Brokaw, Tom;
Compton, James;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger;
Valeriani, Richard

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