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Lennon Murder #508714

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1980
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(Studio) Murder of John Lennon, in presence of wife Yoko Ono, reported; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Circumstances of Lennon's death and city's reaction examined; Ringo Starr noted among mourners. [Chief of detectives James T. SULLIVAN - describes murder.] Arrest of suspect Mark David Chapman and his activities since arriving in New York City discussed; Lennon said autographing "Double Fantasy" album for Chapman. Arraignment procedures for Chapman today outlined.
REPORTER: Stephen Frazier Artist: Ida Libby Dengrove

(Studio) Lennon's commitment to Yoko Ono recalled; her plans for prayer vigil in lieu of funeral announced. Chapman's background outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Atlanta, Georgia) Chapman's life in Georgia examined. [Classmates Paul FENNELL, Walter HENDRIX - recall Chapman.] Chapman's father noted declining comment.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones (WXIA-TV news tape)

(Honolulu, Hawaii) Chapman's background in Hawaii with wife Gloria examined. [Apt. manager Bob CONNELL - recalls Chapman.] Chapman's recent purchase of gun noted. [Gun store owner Steve GRAHOVAC - comments.] Ease with which gun permits are obtained in Hawaii mentioned.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Paul McCartney's, Ceo. Harrison's response quoted; Beatles' success and Lennon's estimated estate noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(London, England) England's response to Lennon's murder examined; TV coverage cited as example [Lennon's former HEADMASTER - recalls him.] Beatles' start at the Cavern Club in Liverpool recalled. [Club owner John BECKETT - comments.] Lennon's love of New York City noted. [Voice of LENNON - praises the city.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) President Carter's reaction to Lennon's death quoted; further coverage of incident later in broadcast announced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Frazier, Stephen

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