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El Salvador / Reagan Speech #90265

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 1984
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(Studio) Congress noted deciding tomorrow on military aid to El Salvador.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) President Reagan's anticipated remarks in televised speech tonight, appealing for incrd. United States aid, examined; his meeting today with United States observers of recent Salvadoran election noted, shown. [Senator John CHAFEE - claims election was fair.] [Senator Pete WILSON - favors military force to suppress terrorism.] President's expected comments outlined on screen, include his claim of Cuban and Nicaraguan subversion and support of covert CIA activity. Jose Napoleon Duarte's telegrammed appeal to Congress quoted, shown. [Senator Jesse HELMS - thinks Duarte is more leftist than George McGovern.] Representative Michael Barnes mentioned giving Democrat response to President's speech tonight.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Coverage of President's appearance announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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