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Lennon Murder #268717

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1980
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Bypassed Introduction

(Studio) Murder of John Lennon reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Circumstances of Lennon's death in presence of wife Yoko Ono, allegedly by Mark David Chapman, examined. [Witness Sean STRUB - recalls shooting.] [New York City police spokesperson James T. SULLIVAN - announces Chapman's arrest.) Chapman's activities since arriving in New York City outlined; arguments presented by prosecutor and defense attorney quoted.
REPORTER: Steve Young Artist: Al Herr (WCBS-TV film/tape)

(Studio) Yoko Ono's announcement of memorial plans reported; Lennon's life in recent years recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Honolulu, Hawaii) Chapman's life here examined. [Castle Hospital spokesperson Paul THARP - recalls Chapman.] His preference for Salvador Dali and recent purchase of handgun noted; wife Gloria noted declining interview. [Apt. manager Robert CONNELL - comments.) Chapman noted using Lennon's name recently in various situations; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Seby (KGMB-TV film/tape)

(Atlanta, Georgia) Chapman's background in Georgia and Texas examined; films shown. [HS friend Reverend Newton HENDRIX - recalls Chapman.] His father said refusing comment.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall (KDFW-TV film/tape)

(Studio) Yoko Ono's brother in Japan noted wanting her to return there; gun murder rate for both ntns. compared. Support for both ntns. compared* Support for New York City police by Lennon and Ono recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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