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Falkland Conflict #78321

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 26, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Apparent lull in Falkland Island fighting following yesterday's setback for Great Britain noted; Her (His) Majesty's Ship Coventry and Atlantic Conveyer said lost in battle yesterday. [In Parliament, voice of defense secretary John NOTT - describes ships' loss.] [Prime Min. Margaret THATCHER - restates commitment to cause.] Professional proficiency of Argentine air force considered; number Argentine planes downed mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Media coverage of yesterday's fighting described; sinking of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield recalled. Officials said denying reports of missile shortage; details given. Argentine account of British losses outlined on screen; possible Argentine losses considered. Debate over threatened sinking of Queen Elizabeth II discussed. President Leopoldo Galtieri said meeting with envoy of Pope John Paul II to arrange visit to Argentina following pontiff's scheduled trip to England.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin, Artist: Gerald Andrea

(Studio) Scenes of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield's sinking shown, narrated by reporter Mike Nicholson. [Sheffield Captain James "Sam" Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) - describes ordeal.] Queen Elizabeth's son, Prince Andrew, said involved in rescue of Sheffield survivors. [Prince CHARLES - comments on brother.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Southampton, England) Task force wives' efforts to cope with lack of information about spouses' fate examined. [Ann BARRATT - comments.] [Lisa CLIFFORD - notes inability to deal with husband's possible death.] Survivors from Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield noted arriving back here tomorrow.
REPORTER: John McKenzie

(Studio) Emphasis said now shifting to land campaign; imminent arrival in war zone of Queen Elizabeth II mentioned. Current status of British task force considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) United Nations Sec. Council reported approving resolution on Falkland crisis calling for United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar to resume peace negotiations; details given. [For. minister Nicanor COSTA MENDEZ - comments on report that United States is resupplying Britain with arms and missiles.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Supply problem experienced by both Britain and Argentina examined in detail; films shown. Possible roles of Venezuela, Peru, United States, noted.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Customs agents at New York City's Kennedy Airport reported grounding an Ecuadoran cargo plane allegedly carrying Israeli-made arms to Argentina; details given. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Serafin,, Barry

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