NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 1979
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(Studio) Ousting of government of President Carlos Humberto Romero in military coup in El Salvador announced; details given. State Department reaction to near leadership quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Salvador, El Salvador) Romero's government recalled as angering both left and right; details of coup given. Call for nonviolence by new ldrs stated; leftists reported taking over neighborhood of San Salvador. Fear of other extremists joining fracas said basis of junta's suspension of constitutional rights until order restored.
REPORTER: Ike Seamans
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