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Haile Selassie / Coup #33225

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 12, 1974
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(Studio) Haile Selassie career recalled. League of Ntns. failure noted. Also Selassie's treatment of former king from whom Selassie seized power. Today Selassie deposed and arrested by military.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) Totalitarian rule noted. Indifference of nobility to plight of drought victims cited. Inflation, energy crisis drove up living costs, hurt poor. Armed forces dissatisfied. Imperial power began to fail. 43 year rule now ended.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

(Studio) Lieutenant General Aman Andom heads Ethiopian provisional military government
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Brannigan, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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