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Canal Treaty Developments #53018

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 16, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's victory in Senate approval of 1st of Canal treaties noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) Details of Senate vote on Canal neutrality treaty given. President Carter's view and that of Panama on reservations Senator attached to treaty to ensure passage outlined. Vice President Mondale presided over vote.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Audio tape of proceedings played. [MONDALE - calls Senator to order and calls for roll call vote.] Need of 67 votes to approve treaty noted. [MONDALE - reports outcome of voting.] Earlier developments in Senators' decisions on vote reported Senator Bellmon's decision to favor treaty noted. [Senator Paul HATFIELD - announces support for treaty.] Decisions of Senators Jennings Randolph and Edward Zorinsky cited; Carter's talk with Zorinsky mentioned. Anti-treaty forces already work towards defeat of 2nd treaty. [Paul LAXALT - says public outcry in United States will pressure Senators to defeat next treaty.] ABC News poll of Senators on 2nd treaty, turning Canal over to Panama, detailed.
REPORTER: Don Farmer Artist: Freda Reiter

(DC) [CARTER - comments on Senate vote and future relations with Panama and Latin American Mentions General Omar Torrijos.] Implications of administration win in 1st treaty vote, both for 2nd treaty and in reply to criticisms of administration, outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Panama) Report on attitude of United States residents in Canal Zone. Details given with regard to system of labor in Zone, applying to Panamanians and Americans [Dock foreman Jan MIRROP - cites reasons he feels United States has gone too far in Canal treaty.] [Panamanian clerk Horace REID - cites reasons he believes he can handle general manager s post and wants chance to do so.]
REPORTER: Geraldo Rivera

(Studio) American Conservative Union chairperson Representative Philip Crane's report that ACU will continue treaty defeat efforts over Easter congress break outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank;
Rivera, Geraldo;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:06:20

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