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Los Angeles, California / The Violence / Bush / Public Reaction #141116

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 01, 1992
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[Bypassed introduction] Peter Jennings (New York)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report joined in progress.

(Los Angeles: John Martin) The state of siege in Los Angeles reviewed; scenes shown from across the city today and from last night when blacks targeted the stores of Koreans. [Black WOMAN - comments.] Fires shown. [Jesse JACKSON - comments.] [Outside post office, two PEOPLE - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Justice Department noted investigating whether Rodney King's civil rights were violated.

(White House: Brit Hume) The White House reaction to the Los Angeles violence featured; photos shown of President Bush meeting with veteran civil rights leaders. [White House spokesman Marlin FITZWATER - comments.] [Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Dr. Joseph LOWERY - says Bush will consider federal prosecution of the acquitted policemen.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) executive director Benjamin HOOKS - says we will work with Bush.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Public reaction to the events in Los Angeles reviewed; tonight's special report previewed; scenes shown from Atlanta where students were confronted by the National Guard. Night of violence in Las Vegas, NV, San Francisco and Seattle detailed; scenes shown; locations of peaceful demonstrations given; scenes shown from New York City.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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