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South Korea / Park Ouster #260767

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1979
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(Studio) South Korean President Park Chung Hee reported ousted in coup today; his alleged assassination considered. Seoul announcement with regard to Park's fate quoted. Foreign minister said named as acting president; details given. United States forces there said put on high state of alert.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) State Department said telling group of Senators that Park was definitely assassinated. [Senator John GLENN - comments on concern over possible intrusion by North Korea.] Warning issued by Carter administration directed at North Korea and other action outlined; Defense Secretary Harold Brown's statement to Seoul government with regard to United States military support quoted. White House mtgs. noted coming after Carter informed of situation by national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tokyo, Japan) Details of Park's removal, and naming of Choi Kyu Hah as acting president given; background on Park's rule, since 1961, given. File footage shown. Carter's visit recalled; films shown. Reasons for recent discontent with Park noted.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

(Studio) Details of Park's last day given.

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Stahl, Lesley

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