ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 12, 1982
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(Studio) Britain reported downing 2 Argentinean fighter planes.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Details of today's skirmish examined. [Defense spokesperson Ian McDONALD - describes confrontation.] Further air action by Argentineans against British fleet considered. Ditching of British helicopter reported Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted meeting with Queen Elizabeth today; Prince Andrew recalled among task force personnel. Refitting of Queen Elizabeth II luxury liner for troop ship noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Southampton, England) Queen Elizabeth II's departure examined; films shown. Defense Min. John Nott said seeing vessel off.
REPORTER: Mike McCourt
(Studio) Lull in diplomatic maneuvers discussed. [For. secretary Francis PYM - acknowledges remaining problems.] Senior government spokesperson quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Today's confrontation between Argentine planes and British navy examined; recent sinking of Narwal recalled. For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez noted canceling scheduled news conf. without explanation. Julian Manion, reporter for Thames TV, and camera crew reported abducted here. [Producer Norman FENTON - describes seizure.] Similar abduction of New York City reporter Chris, Jones described. Possible motive behind abductions considered.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(Studio) President Reagan noted meeting today with Brazilian President Joao Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo with regard to Falkland crisis; film shown. Figueiredo quoted. United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar noted continuing negotiations. (DC) Issue of weather in possible British invasion of Falkland Island examined in detail; factors supporting major British assault explained. Films shown. (Studio) Upcoming items announced. (Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
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