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Portugal / Attempted Military Coup #36177

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 11, 1975
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(Studio) Portuguese Air Force planes bomb military barracks near Lisbon's civilian airport. Apparently, attack part of attempted coup led by Portugal's former conservative president Antonio de Spinola. Left-wing military officers ousted de Spinola from office last September Since coup failed, de Spinola rptdly. flees to Spain.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Lisbon, Portugal) Portuguese government film shows mil troops in cmd. following abortive coup. Ruling government appeals for calm and avoidance of civil war
REPORTER: George Watson

(Studio) Reporter Don Farmer, recently back from Portugal; report follows.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Portugal) After last fall's coup, leftist ldrs, promised democrat elections this spring. Communists worried about elections; recent turmoil likely to help Communists in upcoming elections.
REPORTER: Don Farmer (news analysis)

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.;
Watson, George

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