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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1979
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(Studio) Secret trials and firing squad executions said characteristic of Khomeini government Mehdi Bazargan complaints with regard to his authority noted. Trial of Prime Min. Amir Abbas Hoveida reported to have begun at 2:00 a.m. Other troubles cited.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Tehran, Iran) Bazargan television plea to Khomeini to stop executions shown, reported Bazargan plea for power to run country noted. Bodies of those executed shown said called stain on nation by Bazargan. Film of Khomeini shown. His order to destroy all non-Islamic frozen meat in Iran noted. Resultant price rise of meat noted. Roadside slaughter of animals shown. Censorship of news reports by United States television networks said announced.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Tehran, Iran) Censorship aspects elaborated. Film shown. Women's protest especially noted. NBC report recalled. Methods used by NBC to get film to United States detailed. [WOMAN - complains report of women's protest suppressed in Iran.] Large protest by women filmed, detailed. Said it, and its being reported by United States television networks, embarrassing to Iran government
REPORTER: John Cochran

Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John;
Francis, Fred

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