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Pope / Assassination Attempt Aftermath #277055

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1981
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's continued recovery following assassination attempt reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Rome, Italy) Details of pontiff's wounds given; photos shown. [Witness Louise PISKE - notes reaction to event.] Condition of Ann Odre, also wounded in shooting, and pontiff's continued recovery discussed. [Dr. Emilio TRESALTI - describe's Pope's condition.] Further details of his current status given; Vatican optimism noted. Services in Saint Peter's Square today examined.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Turkey's leader General Kenan Evren noted hoping shooting will make other European ntns. more aware of problem of international terrorism; Turkish police, through Interpol, said allegedly informing Italian police of accused assassin's arrival in Italy.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Rome, Italy) Alleged gunman Mehmet Ali Agca examined; films, photos shown. Agca's alleged activities since escape from Turkish prison following shooting of newspaper editor outlined; pontiff's 1979 visit to Turkey recalled.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Agca's escape from Turkish prison, for murder of liberal newspaper ed., said ostensibly arranged by junior officers in Turkish army; details given. Agca's association with George Habash, leader of PLO's Marxist faction, noted. Claim of Turkish leaders that situation is result of USSR 's effort to destabilize their nation as they allegedly did with Iran mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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