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Reagan / Stone Appointment / Central American Speech #530065

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan reported appointing Richard Stone as special envoy to Central America.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Controversy surrounding Stone's nomination due to his role as lobbyist for Guatemala noted. [REAGAN - supports Stone.] [STONE - acknowledges difficulty of achieving peace in El Salvador.] [Last night, REAGAN - claims envoy will report through Secretary of State.] Representative Thomas O'Neill spokesperson's criticism of Stone quoted. Issue of Congress funding of covert operations in Nicaragua discussed. [Representative Edward BOLAND - doesn't anticipate bipartisan support for President's policy.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) [Vice President George BUSH - discusses President's Central American policy in reference to Vietnam experience, Catholic clergy's support for leftists in region, Stone nomination as special envoy.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Anti-US demonstration in reaction to President Reagan's Central American speech and differing reaction in El Salvador examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(San Salvador, El Salvador) Reaction here to President's speech examined; films shown. [President Alvaro MAGANA - thinks envoy's access to White House is important.] General reaction here to Stone noted. Task of getting guerrilla participation in upcoming elecs. considered.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Tass reaction to Reagan's speech noted focusing on Cuba; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George;
Mudd, Roger;
Wallace, Chris

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