ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's arrival in Panama and signing of documents ratifying Canal treaty, along with General Omar Torrijos, noted. President's morning stop in Atlanta for speech to South Baptist Convention reported Film shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Atlanta, Georgia) Details given of Carter's appearance before gathered Baptists. [CARTER - says Canal treaty issue has been difficult, but US has spoken. Describes national policy.]
REPORTER: Ann Compton
(Panama City, Panama) Details given with regard to security precautions being taken by Panamanians and United States Secret Service in Cinco de Mayo Plaza and at El Panama Hotel for duration of Carter visit.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw
(Panama City, Panama) Report on Carter's arrival in Panama, where he's greeted by Torrijos at Tocumen International Airport, and signing of treaty by both leaders Panama television film shown. [TORRIJOS - (thru translator) commends US Senator ratification vote.] [CARTER - mentions length of negotiations.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson