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AWACS Sale #68676

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 28, 1981
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(Studio) Senator approval of AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Senator debate and vote examined in detail; Senators Edward Zorinsky, Chas. Percy, Claiborne Pell, Slade Gorton, Mark Andrews, Chief of staff David Jones, Alan Cranston, Rudy Boschwitz, William Cohen include in discussion. [GORTON, COHEN - state their positions.] [Howard BAKER (on phone) - tells President the news.] [CRANSTON - thinks President Reagan's personal involvement was responsible for victory.] Long-range benefits to Israel considered.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur, Artist: Freda Reiter

(DC) [James BAKER - announces vote.] [REAGAN - reacts to Senator approval.] [Howard BAKER - praises President] Roles of national security adviser Richard Allen, Secretary of State Alexander Haig, Howard Baker, James Baker and Reagan's role in Senator victory discussed. [ZORINSKY, David PRYOR - praise Reagan.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Mil. equipment include in AWACS sale listed.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Saudi reaction to Senate vote examined; Crown Prince Fahd, meeting in West Germany with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, noted considering West German arms sales; films shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Jerusalem, Israel) [Prime Min. Menahem BEGIN - will release communique following Senate vote.] Begin's spokesperson, named in report, and opposition leader Shimon Peres quoted.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Seamans, Bill;
Vanocur,, Sander

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