CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 28, 1981
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(Studio) Jailed IRA (Irish Republican Army) leader Bobby Sands reported given last rites today; efforts of Pope John Paul II's emissary, Monsignor, John Magee, to mediate situation in N. Ireland, noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Londonderry, North Ireland) Magee's visit here examined; films shown. Terrorist attack on army vehicle mentioned; implications of incring. number of funerals for victims of violence considered. Burial of Paul Whitters in Londonderry, victim of recent rioting there, cited as example; details given. British use of plastic bullets explained; IRA (Irish Republican Army) said ordering calm in final days of Sands' hunger strike.
REPORTER: John Blackstone
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