CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 28, 1979
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(Studio) Joint manhunt for assassins of Lord Mountbatten reported conducted by Ireland and Britain; Mountbatten's murder yesterday recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Cnty. Sligo, Ireland) Security around Mountbatten's castle in Sligo Cnty., Ireland; death of Dowager Lady Doreen Brabourne from wounds sustained in explosion noted bringing total dead to 4. Mountbatten's daughter, Lady Patricia Brabourne, and grandson Timothy reported still hospitalized. Reaction to killings by Irish press noted; Mountbatten's assassination by IRA (Irish Republican Army) reported 1st of any member of royal family. Pope John Paul II's upcoming visit to Ireland mentioned. Scotland Yard reported reassessing its procedures for protecting British dignitaries due to precision of this murder. Mountbatten quoted with regard to security precautions while in Ireland.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell
(London, England) Bombing deaths of 18 British soldiers yesterday in North Ireland by IRA (Irish Republican Army) recalled; films shown Murders said largest by IRA; arrival in Belfast of North Ireland Secretary Humphrey Atkins amid calls by Protestant militants that he be fired reported Bombing of bandstand in Brussels, Belgium, just prior to scheduled concert by British army band, shown, detailed. IRA (Irish Republican Army) reported claiming responsibility. Margaret Thatcher reported meeting with defense minister Francis Pym. [PYM - discusses violence in North Ireland.] Return of Prince Chas from vacation; his relationship with Mountbatten noted. Queen Elizabeth II reported remaining at Balmoral Castle in Scotland to make funeral plans, arranged by Mountbatten prior to death; funeral scheduled for September 6 in Westminster Abbey.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton