ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 08, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan noted en route to Japan and South Korean; findings of latest ABC News-Washington_Post poll with regard to President's approval rating and apparent role of Grenada invasion in public's attitude discussed. Poll results outlined on screen. President's standing on issue of Lebanon noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Anchorage, AK) [REAGAN - outlines themes he will discuss on Far East trip.] His stopover in Alaska described, shown. [In AK, REAGAN - calls for strong defense as means of maintaining peace; notes AK's role in light of KAL incident.] White House efforts to make Japanese Prime Min. Yasuhiro Nakasone look good in light of upcoming elecs. noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Tokyo, Japan) Sec. measures employed here in anticipation of Reagan's visit noted; current status of US-Japan trade relations outlined, discussed. Films shown. Issue of increased Japanese defense efforts and public's pacifist stance since World War II considered; scandal surrounding former prime min. Kakuei Tanaka's conviction for accepting bribe from Lockheed Corp. mentioned. Domestic political importance for Nakasone of Reagan visit considered.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger