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Introduction and Preview Peter Jennings (London, England), Max Robinson (Chicago, Illinois); Frank Reynolds (Washington, DC) #77960

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 05, 1982
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Introduction and Preview Peter Jennings (London, England), Max Robinson (Chicago, Illinois); Frank Reynolds (Washington, DC)

(Studio) British navy reported sailing to Falkland Islands.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Resignation of foreign secretary Lord Carrington reported Mood in Britain described. Navy scenes shown.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Suez Canal crisis of 1956 recalled. Port scenes shown. 36 vessels said in armada. Presence of Prince Andrew in force noted. Commandeering of ocean liner Canberra said indication of proximity of war. Falkland evacuees include marines shown arriving at London. Governor Rex Hunt noted. Mtg. of governor with Margaret Thatcher reported Scenes shown. [Falkland Islands Governor Rex HUNT - reports Argentine casualties.] [Royal Marines Major Mike NORMAN - describes fight.] Details of battle given. [HUNT - explains why he did not shake hands with Argentine commander.] Islanders reported heartened by British hard-line response.
REPORTER: Al Dale

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Reaction of Argentine government to British naval force quoted. Switzerland said now representing British ints. in Argentina. [British ambassador to Argentina Anthony WILLIAMS - tells of advising others to leave Argentina.] Situation inside Argentina described. Poor condition of Argentine economy noted.
REPORTER: James Walker

(Studio) Situation of former foreign secretary Lord Carrington described. [Lord CARRINGTON - notes his being blamed for not anticipating the attack.] Situation of Margaret Thatcher, as prime minister, considered. [THATCHER - refuses to speak of failure.] [Social Democratic party Dr. David OWEN - speaks of possible USSR involvement.] [Labor party deputy secretary Denis HEALEY - likens British reaction to American reaction during Iran crisis.] Francis Pym said new foreign secretary Hopes for diplomatic solution and nature of United States role considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) View of crisis from Washington, DC noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Reporter(s):
Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank;
Walker, James
Duration:
00:08:20

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