CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 27, 1979
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(Studio) South Korea reported under martial law following shooting death of President Park Chung Hee. Stated that Park was shot accidentally by Korean CIA chief.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Seoul, South Korea) South Korean cabinet shown paying tribute to slain president Feud between KCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) director and chief of Park's protection service noted. Acting President Choi Kyu Hah named. History of Park government given. Unconfirmed reports with regard to Park's death and possible coup given.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning
(DC) [Secretary of State Cyrus VANCE - comments on shooting death of Park and reassures newsmen with regard to stability in Korea.] Death described as semi-accidental. KCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) chief Kim Jae Kyu and President Park's bodyguard roles noted. Possibility Park was unintentional victim of KCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) plot against his security man out- lined. Messages reported sent to Moscow and Peking warning against any attempts to exploit situation in South Korea.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
(Studio) Park said to receive state burial Saturday
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