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Philippines / Assassination #292360

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 22, 1983
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(Studio) Identity of Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino's assassin said still unknown; dictator Ferdinand Marcos mentioned blaming communists for shooting.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Manila, Philippines) Public's reaction to assassination noted; films shown. Questions arising from murder due to allegedly tight government security considered. [Opposition leader Salvador LAUREL - notes mysterious circumstances allowing assassin access to allegedly restricted area.] Film of shooting shown. [LAUREL - questions Marcos' ability to protect President Reagan during latter's upcoming visit if Marcos is unable to protect Aquino.] Marcos' reaction to killing described.
REPORTER: Gordon Joseloff

(DC) [REAGAN - isn't concerned about security during Philippines trip; is evasive regarding trip plans.] State Department and White House said reconsidering President's scheduled trip; factors affecting President's plans noted include Marcos' course of action in investigating Aquino's assassination. Philippines' strategic importance to United States explained. [Earlier interview, AQUINO - hopes to convince Marcos to restore democracy before violence breaks out.] Anti-Marcos demonstrations throughout United States today mentioned, shown. [Benigno AQUINO III - will continue father's work.] Speculation of Marcos' possible involvement in killing and motives for radical elements org. shooting considered.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Aquino's appearance on "Our Times" noted occurring prior to his return to Manila.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Studio) Reporter discusses his interview with Aquino, Aquino's reaction to assassination threat, shooting's impact on US-Philippines rel., Marcos' dictatorship and his oppression of opponents.
REPORTER: Bill Moyers

Joseloff, Gordon;
Kurtis, Bill;
Moyers, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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