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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 1983
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(Studio) Deaths of Marines Lance Corporal Randy Clark and Corporal Pedro Valle in continued fighting in Beirut, Lebanon reported; details given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Beirut, Lebanon) Current status of fighting and Marines' response examined; films shown. [Major Robert JORDAN - notes inaccuracy of artillery fire.] Conflict noted involving Druse, Christian militias and Lebanese army; details outlined.
REPORTER: Paul Miller

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) President Reagan's commitment to keeping Marines in Lebanon examined; details outlined on screen. [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - feels Marines are necessary in region.] White House claim that Syrian artillery has been involved near Beirut discussed. Current status of Marines presence in and near Beirut illustrated on map. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - notes complexity of factional fighting in Lebanon.]
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Studio) Druse leader Walid Jumblatt's opposition to Lebanese President Amin Gemayel discussed. Pennsylvania funeral for slain Marine sergeant Alexander Ortega reported, shown.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Miller, Paul;
Wallace, Chris

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