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Philippines / Marcos' Defeat #308459

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 25, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United States Air Force reported flying Ferdinand Marcos and his family out of Philippines to Guam as Corazon Aquino takes office of president

(Manila, Philippines: Bob Simon) Reaction of Aquino supporters to Marcos' fall featured; scenes shown. Marcos' forces' final confrontation described, shown. Significance of relative lack of violence in Philippines revolution considered. [AQUINO - praises means by which country achieved its freedom.]

(Manila, Philippines: John Sheahan) [AQUINO - assumes office of president] Aquino's campaign leading to Marcos' defeat reviewed; scenes shown. Catholic clergy's role in process detailed.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Simon) Probability of retaliation against United States and/or Marcos supporters discussed; Aquino's opposition to recrimination noted. Significance of revolution for communist insurgency considered.

Rather, Dan;
Sheahan, John;
Simon, Bob

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