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North Korea / Terrorism / '88 Olympics #319980

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 25, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Morley Safer) North Korea's fanatically communist nature discussed. '83 bombing in Burma recalled; scenes shown. North Korean woman shown after planting bomb on South Korean plane; details given. [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - comments on North Korea.] North Korean leader Kim Il Sung quoted with regard to prevention of Seoul, South Korean Olympics. Kim's son and heir Kim Jong Il reported ordering both bombings. Kim Jong Il reported kidnapping South Korean actress Choi En Hui and husband Shin San Ok so they could make movies for him. [CHOI - (thru translator) says end justifies means to Kim.] Kim Jong Il's personality described. Excerpts from North Korean television documentary shown; details given. N. Korean radio broadcast quoted on screen. [SOLARZ - comments on Kim Jong Il.] [Dep. Assistant Secretary of State William CLARK - comments on dealing with North Korea.] China (PR) and USSR reported frustrated with regard to North Korean attempts to stop Olympics.

(Studio: Dan Rather, Morley Safer) World observed virtually helpless in preventing North Korean terrorist attacks. USSR and China (PR) noted not wanting to resort to military intervention.

Rather, Dan;
Safer, Morley

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