NBC Evening News for Monday, May 21, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) El Salvadoran President-elect Jose Napoleon Duarte's White House meeting with President Reagan and his Capitol Hill lobbying efforts for increase United States military aid featured. [DUARTE - recalls days as Notre Dame student.] Joint communique issued by Reagan and Duarte outlined, quoted on screen. Duarte's later meeting with Secretary of State George Shultz mentioned. [DUARTE - claims Salvadorans oppose death squads, abuse of power.] Question of Duarte's ability to control right-wing extremists noted.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
(Studio) Amnesty International's release of report estimating death toll in Salvador from pol. violence since 1979 and blaming government for most political murders outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(San Salvador, El Salvador) Reaction here to Amnesty International's report examined. [Church worker Maria HERNANDEZ - fears for future.] [US embassy deputy chief of mission Ken BLAKELY - feels United States aid with contingencies is necessary.] Upcoming trial of national guardsmen for 1980 murder of United States church women mentioned; role of threatened cutoff of United States aid in forcing Salvadoran military to improve its human rights record considered.
REPORTER: Mike Boettcher
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