ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1982
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(Studio) Lull in South Atlantic fighting between Britain and Argentina reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Impact of Britain's loss of warship noted; defense secretary John Nott's assessment of casualties from attack on Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(London, England) Reaction in Portsmouth to ship's loss examined; films shown. British correspondent Peter Archer's description of attack read. [On board Canberra, voice of reporter Jeremy HANDS - describes event.] [PEOPLE react to attack.]
REPORTER: Mike Lee, Artist: Gerald Andrea
(Studio) Queen Elizabeth's concern, especially for son Prince Andrew who's with task force, noted. Continue efforts to arrive at diplomatic solution discussed; Peru said putting forth proposal to Secretary of State Alexander Haig. For. secretary Francis Pym's remarks to Parliament noted. [Voice of PYM - denies rejecting peace efforts.] Consideration of various military options by Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's cabinet mentioned.
REPORTER: Artist: Freda Reiter
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Arrival home of General Belgrano's survivors shown, described; rally to raise money for war effort examined. [Brazil AMB. - comments on cease-fire.] For. minister Nicanor Costa Mendez said informing United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar that Argentina wants cease-fire ordered by United Nations Sec. Council Details given. Argentina said wanting United States rather than United Nations to be guarantor of any final agreement reached on future of Falkland Island
REPORTER: Sander Vanocur
(Studio) [Aboard Her (His) Majesty's Ship Hermes, voice of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reporter Michael NICHOLSON - describes attack on Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield; efforts of captain and crew to deal with damage noted.] United States noted anxious to avoid alienating Argentina as well as rest of Latin America. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
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