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NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 16, 1981
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(Studio) Pope's continued recovery reported Investigation of Mehmet Ali Agca discussed. International terrorist organization said thought sent to kill Pope. Conflicting testimony to Agca noted.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

(Rome, Italy) Police investigation of Agca detailed. Conspiracy link said to persist in police opinion. Scenes of assassination attempt shown. Wounding of Ann Odre, and Rose Hall noted. Search for accomplices said underway in several ntns. Agca memoirs noted. Contents detailed as incl. statement that act was in protest of USSR presence in Afghanistan and United States imperialism in El Salvador. Link with Palestine cause said noted in memoir.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Agca's mother reported saying as child Agca was nervous and strange, but reared to be gentle.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Lewis, George;
Wallace, Chris

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