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House Secret Session / Panama Canal #60159

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 20, 1979
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(Studio) Secret session of House with regard to implementation of Panama Canal treaties reported Session reported 1st secret one in 150 years
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Secrecy said sought by opponents of Panama Canal Bill [Representative Robert BAUMAN - gives reasons for calling secret session.] Chgs. stated by Bauman 2 weeks ago with regard to Panama's alleged gun running to Sandinist guerrillas in Nicaragua recalled. House vote on secrecy issue given; House TV tape shown. [Representative Tom HARKIN - calls session waste of time.] Apparent backfiring of session's goals, with regard to treaty passage, explained.

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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