NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1980
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(Studio) Trial of China (PR)'s Gang of Four noted preparing to begin; actual no. of defs. and chgs. against them cited. Mao Tse-tung mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Peking, China PR) Implications with regard to Mao's reign inherent in Gang of Four's trial discussed; Lin Biao's alleged plot to assassinate Mao mentioned. Defs., Mao's widow Jiang Qing, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, Wang Hongwen, and chgs. lodged against them examined; political cartoons shown. Implications for Chairperson Hua Guofeng of trial's outcome considered; Deng Xiaoping's role in bringing Gang of Four to trial mentioned. Pol. purpose of trial noted.
REPORTER: Jack Reynolds
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