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Bangladesh Coup #484346

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 1975
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(Studio) Sheik Mujibur Rahman killed by bodyguards in military coup. Prime minister kiiled also. New president, Khandaker Mustaque Ahmed, opposer of Mujibur's USSR , Indian friendships. Wants close United States ties. Country renamed Islamic Republic of Bangladesh. 200 Rahman's followers killed.

(No location given) 3 1/2 year downfall of Rahman traced. Bangladesh ills recounted. Mujibur interviewed with President Gerald Ford; film shown. Reporter's interview with Rahman recalled. [MUJIBUR - in interview, assesses his life.] Mujibur administration ineffectiveness cited. Task said too big for Mujibur; maybe for anyone.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

Hart, John;
Newman, Edwin

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