CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 1981
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(Studio) Preparations for funeral of assassinated Egyptian President Anwar Sadat noted; successor Hosni Mubarak's commitment to peace process with Israel begun by Sadat, in his mtgs. with Prime Min. Menahem Begin and Secretary of State Alexander Haig, reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Cairo, Egypt) Sec. precautions taken upon Begin's arrival here noted; film shown. [BEGIN cites Sadat's principal of peace.] His meeting with Mubarak considered; Sadat's widow, Jihan, noted telling Begin of late husband's incring. preoccupation with assassination. Begin's plans for attending tomorrow's funeral outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(Cairo, Egypt) Haig's description of Air Force 1 passengers quoted; Jimmy Carter's perception of impact on funeral by Begin's presence outlined. United States delegation's meeting with Mubarak discussed. Films shown. Group's meeting with Jihan Sadat considered; Gerald Ford's praise of Sadat quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Simon
(Asyut, Egypt) Atmosphere here following recent clash between government troops and fundamentalist Moslems examined; alleged assassin Lieutenant Khaled noted member of extremist Islamic group. Sec. precautions taken here discussed.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup
(Studio) Anchor and reporter discuss assassination investigation, Hosni Mubarak's future, unsolved political issues, security for those attending Sadat's funeral, fundamentalist religious revolts as in Iran. Mubarak reported accepting President Reagan's invitation to visit United States next year; coverage of Sadat's funeral tomorrow announced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite