NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 12, 1978
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(Studio) Intro. to report on North Ireland.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Ireland) File film of violence in North Ireland shown. Present conditions in N. Ireland noted; security at Hotel Europa detailed; film shown. Security measures in downtown Belfast examined; residents' response noted. Film shown. [PEOPLE - comment on security precautions.] Murder statistics for 1972 and 1978 compared; role of army and police in decrease deaths noted. Protestant neighborhood shown, discussed. [MAN - comments on neighborhood.] Fence between Protestant and Catholic sections noted, shown. Newspaper published by Sinn Fein, political arm of IRA, noted; financial problems of IRA stated. Decr. in United States contributions stated due to Irish-American politicians', like Edward Kennedy, rebuke of violence. Catholic radicals portrayal of treatment of IRA (Irish Republican Army) prisoners by authorities to muster support noted. Decr. support for IRA (Irish Republican Army) in Belfast mentioned. Situation in Londonderry examined; past events recalled; film shown. "Bloody Sunday" mentioned. Church service shown. Improved Catholic situation discussed. [Catholic civil rights leader Paddy DOUGHERTY - discuses causes of violence.] [Protestant leader Glen BARR - wants United States to replace British troops.] Permanency of British in North Ireland examined; strain on British soldiers discussed. Paddy Short's pub shown, reception in pub to British noted. [SHORT - wants Carter to urge British to leave.] Camp David summit mentioned.
REPORTER: John Cochran
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