CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) White House signing ceremony for Martin Luther King, Junior, national holiday legislature featured; films shown. [October 19, President REAGAN - prefers unofficial holiday for King.] President's remarks at that time recalled implying King had questionable character. [Today, REAGAN - praises King.] [Coretta Scott KING - isn't questioning President's motives today.] Jesse Jackson's praise of signing quoted. Senator Jesse Helms' fundraising letter noted repeating his allegations that King was communist sympathizer at the least; letter quoted on screen. [AUDIENCE - sings "We Shall Overcome."]
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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