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US-Canada Relations #82851

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 25, 1983
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(Studio) Justice Department reported declaring Canadian films propaganda; details given.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Canadian films dealing with acid rain and anti-nuclear war examined; the latter, "If You Love This Planet" with Dr. Helen Caldicott noted up for Academy Award; scenes shown, include footage of Ronald Reagan in Defense Department film. [CALDICOTT - criticizes Justice Department's decision.] [Canadian ambassador Allan GOTLIEB - agrees.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - equates situation with McCarthyism.] Senate committee noted holding screening of "Acid Rain: Requiem or Recovery?" and other acid rain film; United States Forestry Service mentioned praising "Acid Rain."
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Canada said formally asking United States to reverse decision on films; "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Peterson, Roger;
Reynolds, Frank

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