ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 04, 1977
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(Studio) Rock star Elton John's announcement of last live concert, to London audience, noted. Other entertainment characters going into retirement are cartoon people in "Li'l Abner."
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(No location given) (Scenes from movie "Li'l Abner", courtesy Paramount Pictures, shown.) History of comic strip, "Li'l Abner", with characters from Dogpatch, USA, include Li'l Abner, Daisy Mae, Mammy and Pappy Yokum and Marryin' Sam, and its author Al Capp, detailed. Capp's early liberalism and later, after Vietnam war and controversy with regard to Richard Nixon's administration began, his conservatism cited. (Films shown.) [CAPP - notes early liberalism and why he became conservative.] Changes in strip and in Capp's life cited. Last installment of comic strip for weekdays is planning session for next Sadie Hawkins Day race.
REPORTER: James Walker