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Falkland Conflict #78282

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1982
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(Studio) Continue battle between Argentina and Great Britain over Falkland Island noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Current status of war explained; map shown. [Voice of reporter Mike NICHOLSON - describes British assault; attack heard.] British account of attack outlined. [Defense spokesperson Ian McDONALD - relates 1st reports from region.] Defense Secretary John Nott's acknowledgement of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Antelope's damage reported [Voice of NOTT - anticipates recovery of Falkland Island] For. secretary Francis Pym's reaction to news that Common Mkt. ntns. have agreed to extending economy sanctions against Argentina noted; Ireland and Italy noted opting out. [PYM - comments on decision.] Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's letter to Pope John Paul II quoted; pontiff's visit to England said now scheduled for this Friday
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentine perspective of war examined; General Mario Benjamin Menendez's account of battle to President Leopoldo Galtieri outlined. Argentine claims outlined on screen; media coverage of events examined. [PEOPLE - react to situation.] Continue discrepancy between Argentine and British versions of battle noted.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Status of both ntns.' capabilities examined in detail; file films shown, statistics outlined on screen. Photos of British beachhead shown. Implications of tomorrow's independence day celebrations in Argentina considered.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) United Nations Sec. Council noted completing 4th day of debate on Falkland crisis; details given. For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez said scheduled for major speech once United Nations debate ends.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Serafin, Barry

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