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Capitol / Bombing #287833

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 08, 1983
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(Studio) Terrorist bombing of Capitol building near Senator chambers reported. Recent incident involving tourist with homemade bomb recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Details of bombing and extent of destruction examined; films, illustrations shown. [Senator Daniel MOYNIHAN - notes Capitol, but not democracy, can be bombed.] Damage to Senator Robert Byrd's office mentioned. [Senator Howard BAKER - considers potential damage, injury had Senator been in session as originally scheduled.] [BYRD - notes his concern for Capitol sec. due to recent threatening telephone calls.] Armed Resistance Unit, in delivered communique, reported claiming responsibility for bombing to protest United States military action in Grenada, Lebanon and Central America. Conflict over security versus public access issue at Capitol noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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