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Sadat Assassination #513815

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 07, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Cairo, Egypt) Atmosphere here following assassination of President Anwar Sadat examined; films shown. Vice President Hosni Mubarak noted nominated by assembly as Sadat's successor; apparent implications of official statements considered. Defense minister Abu Ghazala quoted with regard to military support for Mubarak. Issue of security surrounding Sadat at time of shooting examined.

(Cairo, Egypt) Assassination details recalled; film of shooting shown. [General Abu GHAZALA - blames Moslem fundamentalists for shooting.] Questions remaining unanswered outlined.
REPORTER: Arthur Kent

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Cairo, Egypt) Concern over political stability following Sadat's murder examined; films shown. Death of Gamal Abdel Nasser recalled. Historical role of stability in Egypt considered.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Possible security crackdown for Sadat's funeral Saturday discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Studio) Arab world's reaction to assassination examined; films shown of various celebrations. PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat, USSR reactions described. Pope John Paul II's concern with issue noted; film shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bittermann, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom;
Chancellor, John;
Kent, Arthur

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