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Liberia #270063

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 21, 1980
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(Studio) Officials of former regime in Liberia said scheduled for appearances before military tribunal; coup there recently recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Monrovia, Liberia) Army sergeant Samuel K. Doe's coup d'etat and apparent murder of former head of state William Tolbert noted; details given, films shown. [DOE - addresses crowd.] Actions taken by Doe with regard to civil servants' salaries and school tuition noted; problems faced by new regime cited. Founding of Liberia by former United States slaves mentioned. [DOE - pronounces execution of prisoners.) Liberian ministry of information tape of executions shown.

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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