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Moro Assassination #499168

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1978
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(Studio) Assassination of former Italian premier Aldo Moro and discovery of his body in Rome noted. Reaction described. Moro's kidnapping by Red Brigades terrorists mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rome, Italy) Anonymous telephone call leading police to Moro's body just a block from Communist party headquarters and reaction to public information that body had been found described; body's removal to Rome Univ. Hospital morgue, Mrs. Norina Moro's arrival there and her issued statements noted. Demonstrations at Colosseum and in Milan mentioned. Mood in Italy in response to Brigades' activities and police inability to find terrorists described. Upcoming municipal elecs. in Italy and possible effect of Moro incident on Communists& Christian Democrats reported.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) Background on Moro reported, include visit to Washington, DC during Lyndon Johnson's admin. when Moro was premier of Italy.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Further background report on Moro, include his guidance of Italian pols. through upheavals after World War II. Films shown. Moro's friendship with Pope Paul and his part in bringing about coalition between Christian Democrats and Communists in Italy noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Studio) Reactions from Pope Paul, President Carter, Marshal Tito and others world over reported Is noted that Canadian parliament adjourned in tribute to Moro, in 1st such occurrence in Ottawa since death of John F. Kennedy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John

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