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Transition / Human Rights / Nixon and Kissinger #63501

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 12, 1980
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(Studio) United States human rights policy towards Central and Latin America said Threatening to disrupt transition from Carter to Reagan admins.; details given.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) Criticism of Reagan transition team by ambs. Robert White of El Salvador and Lawrence Pezzullo of Nicaragua examined; details outlined on screen. (Reagan aide Ed MEESE - denies allegations.) [Senator Frank CHURCH - responds.] Situation said example of basic weakness of transition process; details given.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

(Studio) Meese's response to last night's report that Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger are under consideration for ambs. to China (PR) and England, respectively, reported.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Jack

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