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Italy / Moro Kidnapping / Comment On Italian Democracy #53555

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 24, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing tension in Italy over lengthy kidnapping of former premier Aldo Moro by Red Brigades noted; update given.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Latest developments in case, include demands for release of Brigades founder Renato Curcio and others imprisoned in Turin and elsewhere and new letter to Rome newspaper from Moro, outlined. Films and photos shown. Mood in Italy, in Christian Democrat and Communist ptys. and public, described.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

(Rome, Italy) Italy's present form of democrat government, its weaknesses and strengths and public refusal to allow it to have power that might bring end to cntry.'s problems noted and examined. Benito Mussolini's power and activities cited as major reason. Films and photos shown; site of Mussolini speeches, mentioned. Comment on Italian public's view of their demo. and refusal to give it up.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Frank

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