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Arizona / King Holiday / Mecham #111897

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 18, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Phoenix, Arizona: Gary Shepard) Demonstration to honor Martin Luther King, Junior, and to speak out against opposition by Governor Evan Mecham to King holiday in Arizona reported; details given, scenes shown. [Arizona state representative Art HAMILTON - wants official holiday in Arizona.] Recall movement, criminal charges for campaign disclosure laws violations and possible impeachment charges against Mecham detailed. [Recall leader Ed BUCK - wonders if you can recall gov. sitting in jail.] [On radio, voice of MECHAM - proclaims innocence.] Upcoming vote of launching of impeachment proceeding noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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