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Nobel Peace Prizes / Amnesty International / Williams and Corrigan #248857

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 1977
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(Studio) 1977 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Amnesty International, London-based organization which seeks to free political prisoners. 1976 Prize is retroactively awarded to 2 women peace campaigners from North Ireland.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) 2 North Ireland recipients are Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan, who began peace movement there after 3 children were killed in terrorist incident last year (Films shown.) [CORRIGAN - feels humble. Tells what it means to her to have won prize.] Williams and Corrigan, despite verbal and physical abuse, pulled Catholics and Protestants together for 1st time in years to make united appeal for end to strife in cntry. Many opposed movement when it began and others dismissed it as unimpt., but it continued to draw people into streets to march all over Britain. Though there have been no demonstrations in recent mos., women say they're trying to stay out of limelight and continue work for peace. Williams is attending Women of Yr. luncheon in London when news of awards comes; says recognition will help efforts, but might also bring more violence. [WILLIAMS - has told people in North Ireland not to get complacent. Fact that they won prize might cause some to seek to prove there's not peace in country and go out and commit violence.] Terrorist incident which occurred last Saturday night noted.
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

Cronkite, Walter;
Peterson, Susan

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