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San Francisco / Moscone-Milk Murders #255648

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 27, 1978
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(Studio) Shooting deaths of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor noted. Arrest of former city supervisor reported City's continued shock over mass murder/suicides in Guyana last week stated; lack of indications that link exists between shootings today and Guyana incident mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Details about shootings of Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk, allegedly by recently-resigned city supervisor Dan White, given. [Moscone's press secretary Mel WAX - describes events surrounding mayor's shooting.] Witnesses' accts. of events leading to death of Milk noted. [Acting Mayor Dianne FEINSTEIN - heard 3 shots.] Other details about shooting incidents given. Backgrounds on Moscone, Milk and White outlined. Milk reported to be city's 1st avowed homosexual to attain high office. Moscone's last public appearance stated to have been on Sunday night at memorial services for Guyana murder/suicide victims. White's reasons for resigning detailed. [FEINSTEIN - declares state of mourning in city.] White cited to have turned self in after shootings.
REPORTER: Harold Dow (KPIX newstape)

(Studio) Moscone's appointed of Jim Jones to city's hsing. authority noted. Police denial that today's shootings are connected to Peoples Temple stated. President Carter's statement about killings and about Moscone quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Background report on Moscone and Milk. Films shown. Moscone's representative of establishment in San Francisco and Milk's representative of anti-establishment, especially gays, noted. [MOSCONE - describes reaction to hearing of Representative Leo Ryan's death in Guyana.] [MILK - calls for support of rally.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, Harold;
Threlkeld, Richard
Duration:
00:05:10

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