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Tito Funeral #510787

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1980
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(Studio) Burial of Yugoslavia President Josip Broz Tito today and number of kings, prime mins. and various other heads of state attending noted; Vice President Walter Mondale mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia) Funeral services featured; films shown. Tito's pol. accomplishments outlined; Yugoslavia chairperson's remarks with regard to break with USSR outlined. Encounter of Leonid Brezhnev with Hua Guofeng shown; mtgs. between Nikolai Ceausescu and Margaret Thatcher and Mondale, Mondale and Helmut Schmidt, Schmidt and Brezhnev, Kurt Waldheim and Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Lillian Carter and Indira Gandhi outlined; films shown. [Lillian CARTER - comments.] President Carter's absence said noticed; details given. Tito's widow Jovanka's presence noted 1st public appearance in 3 years

(Studio) European criticism of Carter's decision not to attend noted; criticism here by Edward Kennedy, George Bush quoted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hart, John

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