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Bicentennial Celebrations / Terrorism #43931

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 18, 1976
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(Studio) Senator Internal Security Subcommittee meets to discuss threat of disruption during July 4 Bicentennial celebrations. Mtg. itself disrupted as chairperson Strom Thurmond enters room.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [SPECTATORS - sing, etc.] [THURMOND - orders room to be cleared.] Demonstrators from Bicentennial Commission responsible for outburst. Univ. Pennsylvania expert on political warfare testifies before committee [EXPERT - says terrorists plan to use Bicentennial events on July 4 to exploit media; details given.] Asked if Americans should be frightened away from celebrations. [EXPERT - thinks celebration should be continued Terrorists only want to disrupt it.] Bicentennial Commission representatives deny violence at celebrations.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

Downs, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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