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Panama / Noriega / Panama Canal #568568

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 20, 1989
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(Studio: Maria Shriver) General Manuel Noriega reported blaming United States for post-elec. violence in Panama. Report introduced.

(Panama: Martin Fletcher) Impt. of Panama Canal to American commitment to Panama reviewed; historical scenes shown of President Theo. Roosevelt and construction of canal. [Colonel Harry SOMMERS - says Panama Canal no longer has mil. value to US.] Japan noted negotiating with Nicaragua to build new canal. [Panama Canal Cmsn.'s Fernando MANFREDO - says new canal is not justified.] Symbolic significance of canal explained. [Young American living in Panama, Ken JENKINS - says we are last generation of "zonians."]

Fletcher, Martin;
Shriver, Maria

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