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AWACS Sale #68654

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 27, 1981
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(Studio) Tomorrow's Senate vote on President Reagan's proposed sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Current status of sale in Senate outlined on screen; efforts of Senators Charles Grassley and Roger Jepsen cited. [GRASSLEY, JEPSEN - think sale will go through.] [Senator James EXON - comments.] Positions of several Senators, named in report, mentioned; roles of Senator Russell Long, Mark Andrews and Slade Gorton discussed. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - believes odds have shifted.] Confidence of majority leader Howard Baker mentioned.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(DC) Reagan's lobbying efforts examined. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - remains opposed.] Continue opposition of Senators Paula Hawkins, Wendell Ford and Alfonse D'Amato noted. [Senator David DURENBERGER - reiterates his statement to Reagan.] Senator Harrison Schmitt mentioned. [REAGAN - expresses confidence.] Admin.'s general confidence cited.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander

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