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Beirut / Bombing #81335

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 23, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Possibility that today's bombing of Marines in Beirut will undermine United States support for President Reagan's Lebanon policy examined; Congress, with support of Representative Thomas O'Neill, recalled recently passing War Powers Act compromise. [Representative Samuel STRATTON, Senator Ernest HOLLINGS, Senator Sam NUNN, Senator Charles MATHIAS, John GLENN - call for immediate withdrawal of Marines, administration's clarification of its policy in region.] [Representative Clement ZABLOCKI, Senator Charles PERCY - remain supportive of administration] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - -expresses doubt over Marines' purpose in area.] Senator Howard Baker said urging President Reagan to withdraw Marines; his letter to Reagan quoted on screen.

(Studio) No. French troops known dead so far mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Paris, France) Reaction here to bombing of French barracks examined; For. Min. Claude Cheysson's expressions of doubt mentioned; French forces in Lebanon noted experiencing highest casualties among all international peacekeeping forces since their arrival in region.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

(Studio) Reactions of Pope John Paul II and "Pravda" quoted. Upcoming items announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Dobbs, Greg;
Donaldson, Sam;
Hume, Brit

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