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Chile / Military Coup #472588

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 16, 1973
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(Studio) Mrs. Salvador Allende, wife of deposed Chilean president, arrives in Mexico City after being allowed to leave Chile. Mrs. Allende confirms suicide reports with regard to husband's death after military coup in Chile began last wk. Govt. warns political resisters in Chile of arrest and execution. NBC secures 1st unofficial film of military coup.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Buenos Aires, Argentina) Film shown. Tension mounts; Allende followers prepare for resistance in palace. Army tanks move into palace square. Troops fire at camera. Cameraman forced to turn camera on hotel room. Guests at hotel stay in basement listening for word from outside as coup conts. Sniper fire conts., complete curfew enforced. Palace destroyed. Curfew lifted after 3 days, residents observe newly formed government; borders remain closed. New minister of interior holds news conference late in week assuring people government would restore order.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney (Filmed by: Ariel Onetto Visnews)

(Studio) Municipal workers to clean off rival political graffiti from walls of bldgs. in Santiago.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

Delaney, Steve;
Kalber, Floyd

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