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Spain / Franco Dies #34917

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 20, 1975
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(Studio) General Francisco Franco dies. 3-man cnsl. runs country Prince Juan Carlos to become next chief of state Saturday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Madrid, Spain) Relief felt here. Franco died at 4:40 a.m. Crowds gather at hospital. Escort accompanies body to palace, where Franco lies in state. Private funeral mass said with only family, friends and high government representatives present. Schools and government agencies closed. Franco dies on same day as 1 of his heroes: Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, buried at Valley of the Fallen. Monument built by Franco to commemorate victims of Spanish civil war. Antonio founded Falangist party and was executed by Republican party in 1936. Franco to lie beside him.
REPORTER: Jim Giggans

(Studio) Opposition Socialist party urges Spaniards to end all restrictions on freedom and democrat
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Giggans, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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