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Northern Ireland #513721

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 03, 1981
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(Studio) IRA (Irish Republican Army) reported ending hunger strike at Maze, North Ireland, prison; number killed by fasts recalled.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Belfast, North Ireland) Death of Bobby Sands recalled; films shown. Background of strike recalled. Families' intervention lately recalled. [Philomena McCLOSKEY - comments on stopping her son's fast.] [IRA spokesperson Richard McCAWLEY - acknowledges hunger strike failed.] Possible gains due to British willingness to meet with prisoners cited; apparent financial gains for IRA (Irish Republican Army) from strike outlined. IRA (Irish Republican Army) training film shown.
REPORTER: Rebecca Sobel

(Studio) Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's reaction to strike's end reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Savitch, Jessica;
Sobel, Rebecca

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