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Falkland Conflict #78378

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1982
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(Studio) Possible British destruction of Argentine cruiser General Belgrano reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Buenos Aires, Argentine) Details of cruiser's sinking examined; photos shown. Argentine rejection of United States peace plan proposed through Peruvian embassy discussed; pts. considered outlined on screen. Argentine belief that United States provided intelligence information that allowed British to sink Belgrano.
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur

(Studio) British government's response here to rumors of attack on Belgrano examined. [Defense Secretary John NOTT - claims ship was threat to British forces.] Incident tonight reported [Voice of helicopter pilot Lieutenant Ian MOFFAT - describes attack on Argentine ships]. Requisition of Queen Elizabeth II luxury liner for troop ship reported [Arthur MONTROSE - comments on missing cruise due to requisition.] For. secretary Francis Pym reported returning here.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Propaganda war between Britain and Argentina noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) United States intelligence community's response to differing versions of conflict examined; extent of statements by both sides discussed. [Naval analyst Michael MccGWIRE - predicts escalation in conflict.] Tactical aspect considered.
REPORTER: John McWethy

(Studio) Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max;
Vanocur, Sander

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