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Chicago, Illinois / Washington Death #106614

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 25, 1987
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[Bypassed introduction] Peter Jennings (New York City)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago, Illinois: Chris Bury) Death of Mayor Harold Washington, first black mayor of Chicago, Illinois, reported; details given, scenes shown. [Mayor's press secretary Alton MILLER - announces Washington's death.] [Northwestern Memorial Hospital Dr. John SANDERS - describes attempts to save his life.] Vigil said held in downtown Chicago. [WOMAN - says whole city will cry.] Aldermen's meeting shown. [Alderman Danny DAVIS - prays.] [Jesse JACKSON - comments on Washington's career.] Washington's defeat of mayoral cands. Jane Byrne and Richard Daley, Junior, in 1983 recalled. [WASHINGTON - campaigns.] His political battles with white aldermen and political Ed Vrdolyak during first term recalled. [WLS-TV political reporter Hugh HILL - discusses Washington's political power.] Process of selecting successor outlined. [Alderman David ORR - asks city to pull together.] Vacuum in Chicago's political structure noted; former mayor Richard Daley mentioned.

Bury, Chris;
Jennings, Peter

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