CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 12, 1980
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(Studio) Military coup in Liberia announced. President William Tolbert said believed shot to death. New head of government said staff sergeant named Samuel Doe.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(DC) State Department said unfamiliar with Doe United States facilities and businesses in Liberia said unaffected by coup. April `78 file tape of President Carter being welcomed by Liberian President Tolbert shown. [TOLBERT - greets President Carter.] History of formation of Liberia as a country given. Demonstration by Liberian students in New York City shown. Students said members of Association of Liberians in the Americas. Takeover of Liberian United Nations mission and consulate by group reported [Uniden. LIBERIAN - says elite ruling class is dead and gone.] Statements by United States charge d'affaires Julius Walker re: US-Liberian relations cited.
REPORTER: Jacqueline Adams
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