CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 09, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Dallas, Texas) John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas, 20 years ago, immediate and long-range impact on nation of both his death and his admin. examined; films of that era shown. [WOMAN - questions nation had Kennedy lived.] [1963, Lee Harvey OSWALD - denies killing President; claims he's not been charged yet.] Passage of 1968 Gun Control Act as result of increasing political assassinations recalled; efforts noted underway to restore mail-order gun sales banned by 1968 legislature [Senator James McCLURE - wants government out of gun purchases.] Current status of both Kennedy's and Oswald's widows, Peace Corps noted. [Peace Corps VOLUNTEER - would repeat experience.] [Dallas RESIDENT - recalls prejudice against city as result of assassination.] "J.R." character of Dallas mentioned, shown. [Dallas Historical Fndn. spokesperson Lindalyn ADAMS - believes reopening building from which Kennedy was killed will be healthy for Dallas.] [Octavia THOMAS - notes she was born day Kennedy was killed, at hospital where he was pronounced dead; recalls folk belief; attributes opportunities in her life to Kennedy.] [WOMAN - still reacts emotionally to Kennedy's assassination.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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