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San Francisco / Moscone-Milk Murders #51863

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 27, 1978
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(Studio) Murder of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor Harvey Milk in city hall noted; later arrest as suspect in case of former city supervise trying to get reapptd. to job reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(San Francisco, California) Initial speculation that shootings of mayor and supervisor were related to mass murder/suicide of Peoples Temple members noted; incidents reported not related. [City Hall press spokesperson Mel WAX - describes alleged events surrounding Moscone shooting, rptdly. by resigned city supervisor Dan White.] White's reasons for resigning job and attempts to get it back outlined; his recent interview with television host Maury Kovash detailed. [WHITE - is going to city attorney's office; is sure of regaining job.] [KOVASH - recalls White's statement about taking job back on Monday] [WHITE - thinks situation will be resolved by then.] Details given about Moscone and Milk shootings; uncertainty with regard to reason for Milk shooting stated. Milk's self-proclaimed homosexuality and his recent fight against prop. aimed at gay school teachers mentioned. Films of both men shown. Moscone's recent attendance at funeral for Representative Leo Ryan, killed in Guyana, and his comparing mood then to that after John F. Kennedy was killed cited. Lack of police explanation with regard to how White could have gotten thru city hall metal detectors with gun noted.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara (KGO newstape)

(Studio) Lack of indication that murders of San Francisco officials are linked to mass deaths in Guyana restated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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