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Sadat Assassination #274206

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 07, 1981
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(Studio) Egyptian government's effort to maintain political stability following yesterday's assassination of President Anwar Sadat reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cairo, Egypt) General atmosphere here described; political heir Vice President Hosni Mubarak noted endorsed by national assembly to replace Sadat. (Poor audio) Mubarak's recent United States visit with regard to United States AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia and aid to Sudan recalled. Funeral plans mentioned; Gamal Abdel Nasser's death and nation's reaction recalled, compared to reaction to Sadat's murder.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) Defense minister Abu Ghazala's account of assassination reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cairo, Egypt) Assassins said right-wing religious fanatics, members of outlawed Moslem Brotherhood; details given, photos of shooting shown.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Secretary of State Alexander Haig's reassurances to Egypt and warning to others not to intervene in Egyptian transition reported [HAIG - warns against interference.] Lack of indications that USSR or Libya were involved mentioned. [HAIG - considers those sheltering terrorists are partially responsible.] Issue of Camp David accords and Israeli withdrawal from Sinai considered.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Studio) Haig reported heading United States delegation which includes Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, as well as Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick and Henry Kissinger; President Reagan and Vice President George Bush noted not attending funeral due to security reasons. Prime Minister Menahem Begin's plans outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Pierpoint, Robert;
Rather, Dan

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