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Falkland Islands Crisis #77976

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1982
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(Studio) Falkland Island crisis noted continuing threat to Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's government
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Britain's political and economy moves against Argentina described; current atmosphere here over crisis noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Cabinet, include new foreign secretary Francis Pym, reported discussing situation; films shown. [In Parliament, voice of THATCHER, opposition leader Michael FOOT - debate government's response to crisis; remarks transcribed on screen.] Thatcher's hope that President Reagan's diplomatic efforts will be successful noted.

(DC) Apparent time lapse between invasion and British government's public action discussed; source of intelligence explained. [Pentagon spokesperson Henry CATTO - comments.J CATTO said admitting that United States will allow British aircraft to refuel on Ascension Island; details given.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) British stock market's reaction to crisis described. Further elements of British task force noted leaving for Falklands.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Task force's preparation for departure and royal navy's readiness examined; films shown. [WOMAN - notes she and fiance were to be married today.]

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Acting foreign minister Alfredo Saint Jean quoted on crisis; press secretary Rodolfo Baltierrez quoted. ["Times" correspondent Simon WINCHESTER - describes invasion.] Current status of diplomatic aspect of situation considered.
REPORTER: James Walker

(Studio) Secretary of State Alexander Haig noted meeting with ambs. of Britain and Argentina (names listed on screen); details given, films shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Dale, Al;
Dyk, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Walker, James

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