CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1980
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(Studio) Reaction to murder of John Lennon by President Carter, Ronald Reagan reported; Reagan's continued opposition to gun control noted. International reaction cited.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) NYC's response to event examined; films shown. Reaction of Ringo Starr, George Harrison and Paul McCartney detailed; run on records of Beatles and Lennon noted. [WOMAN - comments.) [Lennon's record producer David GEFFEN - comments.) [MAN - comments on assassinations of Martin Luther King, Junior, John Kennedy and Lennon.] [Disc jockey Murray the "K" - comments.] Scenes from around the world shown with overvoice of Lennon singing.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
(NYC) [AKO radio interview yesterday, voice of LENNON - notes limits to life.] Lennon's life and career examined; films, photos shown, portions of his music heard. Impact of "Rock Around the Clock," theme music for "Blackboard Jungle", on Lennon as well as rock `n roll phenomenon noted; similar influence of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Little Richard and Elvis Presley cited. Dvt. of the Beatles, originally known as the Quarrymen with Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, (later include Ringo Starr), by Brian Epstein detailed; February 1964 appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show" recalled, shown. ComplexIty of group's music and especially of Lennon's compositions, noted; "sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts-Club Band" cited as ex. [1969, LBNNON, Yoko ONO - sing.] Couple's commitment to peace movement and alternate lifestyles recalled.
REPORTER: Jeff Greenfield
(Studio) Further coverage of Lennon later in broadcast and special tonight, "John Lennon: The Dream is Over" announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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