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Special Segment (Communist Workers Party) #507792

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 10, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Greensboro, North Carolina) November 3, 1979, Greensboro, North Carolina, Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi party attack on Communist Workers party rally recalled, shown; CWP's breach of sec. during John Anderson, Edward Kennedy campaign appearances and at Democratic convention during campaign also recalled, shown. Authorities' concern over possible link between CWP and violence noted. [Greensboro police chief William SWING - comments.] Party's size and activity in United States examined; limitations placed on FBI with regard to providing state police depts. with information on the organization noted. [Greensboro police Captain David WILLIAMS - comments.] San Diego, California, police reported arresting Mark Loo, Rodney Johnson and David Boyd in connection with possible plan to blow up main power station at National Steel and Ship Building Company; details given. Trio's alleged role in shipyard labor movement outlined. [JOHNSON - comments.] Profile of CWP members and organization's rhetoric noted. [CWP member Jerry TUNG - comments.] Party's praise of Miami, Florida, Chattanooga, Tennessee, riots and of man accused of killing NYC policeman cited; party newspaper examined. Assassination threat in recent edition reported [CWP member Kent WONG - comments.] Party denial of terrorism mentioned. [San Diego police chief William KOLENDER - comments.] Authorities' concern over party's commitment to violent revolution noted.
REPORTER: Mark Nykanen (WFMY-TV newstape) (KCST-TV newstape)

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:04:50

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