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Faisal's Funeral #239219

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1975
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(Studio) Thousands of mourners weep for King Faisal at funeral services in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In keeping with Moslem practice, King Faisal buried in simple, unmarked grave.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Jordan's King Hussein, Egyptian President Sadat and Syrian President Assad present for King Faisal's burial. Jordanian television film shows funeral ceremony. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat received as head of state. Pakistan's and Afghanistan's leaders also present. Faisal's simple funeral ceremony described. Faisal's successor, King Khaled, figure of mystery.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) King's accused killer, Prince Faisal, may still be alive, according to reports from Riyadh. Rptdly., Prince undergoing questioning; law calls for murderers to be beheaded. Christine Surma lived with Prince Faisal for 5 years in US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) [Ms. SURMA - says Prince Faisal kind, religious, quiet. Never saw any hostility displayed toward his uncle.]
REPORTER: No reporter given (KNXT-TV film)

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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