ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 09, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Details given about Nile River delta train ride of President Carter and Anwar Sadat; film shown. Diff. of opinion with regard to progress of treaty negotiations stated. [CARTER - comments.] [SADAT - is ready to sign agreement.] Sadat quoted with regard to issues. [SADAT - comments.] Role of train trip as relates to overall peace process noted. Arrival in Alexandria reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Alexandria, Egypt) Alexandria welcome for Carter and Sadat reported, shown. Evening meeting and dinner noted; film shown. [SADAT - comments.] [CARTER - comments.] Carter said to leave for Israel with Sadat's counterproposals.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Cairo, Egypt) Confusion among Sadat's administration with regard to his statement of agreement detailed. Drafting of Egyptian counterproposals by prime minister and chief negotiator noted. Palestinian issue noted.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays
(Jerusalem, Israel) Prime Min. Menahem Begin's briefing of aides and cabinet reported; film shown, Begin quoted. [BEGIN - comments with regard to reports from Egypt.] Begin's report to President Yitzhak Novon shown. [BEGIN - comments.] Preparations for Carter's arrival cited.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans